AKRON, Ohio - He still hits it a mile with that pink driver, still draws cheers from adoring fans and still finds himself competing with the world's best golfers.
Bubba Watson hasn't found himself where he wants to be on many final leaderboards lately, though, and he admits that's been frustrating.
It's a great time of year to change that, and Watson came to the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational this week feeling good about his game.
"If you look at my year from a money-earning standpoint and a world-rankings standpoint, it hasn't been very good," Watson said. "If you look at it from a statistic standpoint and the standpoint of how I feel, it's been good. Sometimes you play good golf and not win or not finish in the top 10. That's the reality with so many great golfers out here.
"I've played good golf, and I've played a little great golf, I just haven't produced the numbers everybody wants."