Who's who: Bubba Watson

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Who's who: Bubba Watson

  • Name:

    Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr.
  • Also known as:

    Bubba
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Nov 5, 1978 in Bagdad, Santa Rosa County, Florida.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bagdad, Florida
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2003
  • Website:

    https://www.bubbawatsongolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Masters Tournament (2012, '14). Ryder Cup player (2010, '12, '14, '18). Presidents Cup player (2011, '15). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour.

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Bubba Watson is one of the few left-handed golfers on the PGA Tour, and one of the most exciting players to watch. More than any modern player, Watson is renowned for his ability to "shape" the ball, playing most shots with either a pronounced fade or draw. In 2012, on his way to winning a playoff at The Masters, he is credited with playing one of the greatest shots ever seen at that tournament. The severely hooking wedge to the green, played from "in the trees," gave him an improbable and immediate advantage over playoff opponent Louis Oosthuizen, and set-up Watson's first major championship win. In 2014, he claimed his second major championship title, winning The Masters for a second time in three years.

Top tournaments won by Bubba Watson

2018
America
272 (-12)
$1,296,000
Genesis

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$1,296,000

Title sponsor

Genesis

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].

2018
America
263 (-17)
$1,260,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

$1,260,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

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].

2018
WGC
7 & 6
$1,700,000
Dell

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

$1,700,000

Title sponsor

Dell

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].

2016
America
269 (-15)
$1,224,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,224,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

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].

2015
America
263 (-25)
$1,000,000
Hero MotoCorp

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Hero MotoCorp

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].

2015
America
264 (-16)
$1,152,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

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].

2014
America
269 (-15)
$1,206,000
Northern Trust

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$1,206,000

Title sponsor

Northern Trust

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].

2014
Majors
280 (-8)
$1,620,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$1,620,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2014
WGC
277 (-11)
$1,400,000
HSBC

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,400,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

2012
Majors
278 (-10)
$1,440,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$1,440,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2011
America
272 (-16)
$1,044,000
Farmers Ins.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$1,044,000

Title sponsor

Farmers Ins.

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].

2011
America
273 (-15)
$1,152,000
Zurich

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$1,152,000

Title sponsor

Zurich

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].

2010
America
266 (-14)
$1,080,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Watson, Bubba

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

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].

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