Name:Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr.
Also known as:Bubba
Born:Nov 5, 1978 in Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
Original/Home Club:Bagdad, Florida
Played as the Genesis Open (Feb 15-18). Second-placed Kevin Na (USA) and Tony Finau (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 21-24). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng), Stewart Cink (USA), Beau Hossler (USA) and J.B. Holmes (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bubba Watson (USA). [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (March 21-25). Watson (USA) beat Kevin Kisner (USA) 7 and 6 in the 18-hole final, to record his second win in a WGC event. [Austin CC, Austin,Texas].
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 18-21). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) and Jason Kokrak (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA), who won this event for the second time. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Hero World Challenge (Dec 3-6; unofficial PGA Tour money event, hosted by Tiger Woods). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) finished 3 shots behind Bubba Watson (USA). [Albany Resort, New Providence, Bahamas].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 25-28). Bubba Watson (USA) beat Paul Casey (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to claim his second win in this event. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the Northern Trust Open (Feb 13-16). Second-placed Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind Watson (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win since the 2012 Masters Tournament. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
The Masters Tournament (78th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Jonas Blixt (Swe) and Jordan Spieth (USA), both making their Masters debut, finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA), who won his second Masters title in three years. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the WGC-HSBC Champions (Nov 6-9; co-sanctioned by world's leading mens professional tours; second of four Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Watson (USA) beat Tim Clark (RSA) at the first playoff hole, having earlier holed out from a greenside bunker for an eagle three at the final hole. [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
The Masters Tournament (76th) (April 5-8). First-time major championship winner Watson (USA) beat Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 10th). Oosthuizen's albatross two at the par-5 2nd hole on the final day provided an unforgettable moment; only the fourth albatross (double-eagle) in the tournament's history. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Farmers Insurance Open (Jan 27-30). Second-placed Phil Mickelson (USA) finished 1 shot behind fellow lefthander Watson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA; earlier rounds on North & South courses].
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 28-May 1). Bubba Watson (USA) beat Webb Simpson (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 24-27). 31-year-old Bubba Watson (USA) beat Scott Verplank (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Corey Pavin (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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