The 15th hole at Erin Hills could be a turning point this weekend, and other notes from the U.S. Open

Rickie Fowler’s blistering -7 65 to set the pace for the 2017 U.S. Open’s opening round was the talk around the grounds, along with Jason Day’s struggles on the other side of the ledger. Day came in with a 79.The leaderboard is instructive, though, as to the setup at Erin Hills this year. Whenever players criticize a U.S. Open setup, their argument of choice is almost always...
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Biggest winners and losers from 2017 Masters

After four brilliant days at Augusta National, the 2017 Masters is in the books with Sergio Garcia winning his first major at the age of 37 to claim the green jacket.The final group of Justin Rose and Garcia put on a thrilling display of golf on the back nine, needing a sudden-death playoff after 72 holes to decide the victor. The first couple of days featured some tumultuous weather...
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April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson backtracks on journalist comments with self-deprecating joke

The Masters leaderboard is stacked heading into the third round of play, but there also were multiple notable cuts following Day 2.For the first time in his career, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson saw his tournament run come to an early end following a lackluster performance. After a decent first round, Watson shot a 6-over-par 78 in the second to move his two-day total to...
April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson misses cut at the Masters, mocks reporters, shanks apology video

Bubba Watson hasn’t played a lot of good golf lately. He’s won the Masters twice, of course, and won on tour last season at Riviera, but hasn’t really done anything since, aside from switching to multi-colored balls for questionable reasons. So far in 2017, his best result was a Round of 16 defeat at the WGC-Match Play. At Augusta this week, Watson’s woes continued, as he...
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April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson among shocking Masters cuts after second round

The 2017 Masters leaderboard has plenty of big names near the top, but it also has a few surprising players below the cut line.The top 50 and ties, as well as anyone within 10 strokes of the leader, now make the cut at Augusta National, but even the revised rules weren’t enough to save some notable previous Masters winners.So let’s take a look at some of the golfers whose stay...
April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bubba Watson's caddie owns heckler at PGA Championship

Heckling of athletes isn’t anything new, but in the sport of golf that has been a rather new invention. Apparently there was a new target this weekend at the PGA Championship — Bubba Watson. Yes, the lovable and struggling Watson apparently has some haters out there. During the third round of the PGA Championship this weekend, Watson had a mighty heckler and apparently his...
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July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s great start undone by plugged ball in ‘coffin bunker’ (vid)

Bubba Watson, who typically struggles at links-style golf — especially at The Open Championship — stepped to the 8th hole at Royal Troon on top of the leaderboard with a 5-under start. Things came undone in a blink of an eye. As has been thoroughly discussed heading into this week’s major, the 8th hole — dubbed the “Postage Stamp” hole — has all the potential to wreak...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson not afraid of Zika, looking forward to Olympics

Many golfers, and athletes in general, have backed out of the Olympics due to Zika concerns, but this has not fazed Bubba Watson. Watson is excited at the chance to represent the United States in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and he plans to participate if he qualifies, as he told the Chicago Tribune: “For me, if I get in, it’s a no-brainer.” That’s a pretty simple...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson opens up about fears, ‘mental issues’

Bubba Watson is not one of the more well-liked players on the PGA Tour, and a lot of that might have to do with him being misunderstood. Sharyn Alfonsi of “60 Minutes” recently profiled Watson, and what she discovered is that the 37-year-old could be the most anxious Masters champion in golf history. Watson and his caddie Ted Scott opened up about Bubba’s fears, and there...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bubba Watson’s wedgied half-court shot is actually kinda impressive

Pro golfer Bubba Watson was on hand for Tuesday’s Orlando Magic game against the Brooklyn Nets and was given the chance to put up some half-court shots during halftime. The odds were good that whatever happened it would make for a solid golf reference (“hole-in-one!” or “It lipped out!”). Instead, Watson managed to do something utterly uncommon when it comes to half-court...
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March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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