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Jordan Spieth starts Barclays with un-Spieth-like 74

EDISON, N.J. -- The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. Spieth shot a 40 on his back nine and opened The Barclays with a 74. It was his highest score since he had a 75 in The Players Championship, where he missed the cut. Bubba Watson had seven birdies that led to a 5-under 65 and a three-way share of the early lead with...
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Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. Spieth shot a 40 on his back nine and opened The Barclays with a 74. It was his highest score since he had a 75 in The Players Championship, where he missed the cut. Bubba Watson had seven birdies that led to a 5-under 65 and a three-way share of the early lead with...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Watson on 65: I'm so dumb, I'm not going to think about it

The first tournament of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs teed off on Thursday, and Bubba Watson is off to a respectable start at The Barclays. But according to ESPN’s Jason Sebel, Watson said he won’t have many thoughts about the five-under-par 65 that has him atop the leaderboard. Bubba Watson on how he'll reflect on his opening-round 65: "I'm so dumb, I'm not going...
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Jason Day tweaks back, withdraws from pro-am

EDISON, N.J. (AP) PGA champion Jason Day has withdrawn from the pro-am at The Barclays after tweaking his back. Day was moving an item under his motor coach on Tuesday night when he tweaked his back. His trainer says Day withdrew from the Wednesday pro-am at Plainfield Country Club because of a longstanding disc issue. The Australian wanted a day of rest so that he could play in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Bubba Watson throwing footballs in QB drill at Saints camp

Could Bubba Watson be considering a switch from golf to football? The No. 4 golfer in the World Golf Rankings was spotted at New Orleans Saints training camp, where he frequently visits, on Thursday. He got into a bit of a quarterback competition with Drew Brees, head coach Sean Payton and the team’s other passers. And the best part? Watson actually wasn’t that bad. Here’s...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Bubba Watson, Drew Brees take star-studded camp photo

The place to be this week was The Greenbrier in West Virginia, host to the New Orleans Saints for much of training camp. But this week in particular was especially star-studded with the New England Patriots in town. On Wednesday, Bubba Watson and Jerry West were on the sidelines during practice, but one day wasn't enough for the two-time Masters champion. Watson, who has a home at...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Bubba Watson Get Together At Greenbrier (Photos)

The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are practicing at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia ahead of their preseason matchup Saturday. Golfer Bubba Watson is a member of the Greenbrier Sporting Club. And that made for a pretty interesting photo op at Thursday’s joint practice, as quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees posed with Watson. Brady, Bubba & Brees after...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Bubba Watson, Jerry West visit Patriots-Saints joint practice

The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints are hosting joint practices in West Virginia at The Greenbrier on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing both fanbases to one place. While the stands will be flooded with Patriots and Saints fans alike, the sidelines hosted two big names from their respective sports.  NBA legend Jerry West and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson both...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 PGA Championship: Jordan Spieth’s Emergence Great For Future Of Golf

Tiger Woods’ inability to be competitive in major championships had created a huge void for the PGA Tour over the last few seasons. Golf became less exciting as a result, and while rising stars such as Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott were able to produce moments of brilliance, none of them have come close to consistently competing at a high level the way Woods did for...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why didn't Day win a major sooner? Because it ain't easy

If you’ve ever wondered how hard it must be to win a major championship, Sunday at Whistling Straits was a perfect lesson. Jordan Spieth, a winner of two already this season, couldn’t get anything going in his quest to join the elite of elite in golf history (no Jack, no Arnie, no Watson) with three major wins in the same season. Branden Grace had it going early before a double...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

10 takeaways from the 2015 PGA Championship

Jason Day won the 2015 PGA Championship with a stellar final-round score of 67, smoking the field and beating Jordan Spieth by three strokes. The tournament was hotly contested from start to finish, but in the end it was finally Day’s chance to shine in a major championship. With that as our launching point, we present the top storylines from the 2015 PGA Championship. Jason...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bubba hits insane drive on Whistling Straits’ 6th hole

He wasn’t going to win the PGA Championship but he still made sure to entertain and impress. Bubba Watson, on the sixth hole at Whistling Straits on Sunday, hit a “Bubba Long” drive that landed near the hole on the par-4. Then of course he sank the eagle putt. #BubbaGolf #QuickHits http://t.co/cgn0vauyKy — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 16, 2015 It’s crazy some of the shots...
Via The GP Golf Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship: Bubba Watson gets into testy exchange with official

Bubba Watson has been known to have those heated exchanges on the golf course which is what happened during today’s final round of the PGA Championship. Although not one of his more memorable moments, Watson hit a drive that went just right of the fairway on the fifth hole and managed to fall on top […] The post PGA Championship: Bubba Watson gets into testy exchange with official...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson has debate with rules official about ant hill (Video)

Bubba Watson probably would have played a little bit better in the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday if he was able to call an exterminator. At one point, Watson had the misfortune of watching his ball land directly on what looked like an ant hill. He consulted a PGA rules official to determine if he could take a free lift off of the insect mound, but Bubba was informed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson has debate with PGA official about ant hill

Bubba Watson says things sometimes that cause an involuntary move to scratch one’s head before bursting into teary-eyed laughter. This was the case on Sunday during the final round of the PGA Championship when his ball landed on top of an ant hill. Watson was seeking relief for his ball and wondered first if it was red ants he was dealing with. Hilarity ensued as Watson and a...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Watson's driving goes from strength to weakness at PGA

MOSEL, Wis. –– Bubba Watson walked off Whistling Straits after Thursday’s first round wondering how he almost won the PGA Championship on this same golf course in 2010. Watson, one of the favorites coming into the year's final major, shot an even-par 72 with birdies on his first and last holes, but a lot of nothing in between. “I hit my driver bad today,” Watson said. “A...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship preview: Spieth, Bubba among favorites

Will Jordan Spieth win his third major? How is Rory McIlroy’s health? Can Jason Day finally win a major? Who will be the No. 1 golfer in the world after this weekend? The intriguing storylines for this weekend’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Golf Course are plentiful, and so are the contenders for the title. One of the reasons is the course itself. This is the third...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Championship Pairings Preview

The fourth and final major of the year is upon us, as the 97th PGA Championship returns to Whistling Straights in Kohler, Wisconsin. Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, Whistling Straights will be hosting its third PGA Championship and first since 2010 when Martin Kaymer was victorious in a playoff over Bubba Watson after Dustin Johnson infamously grounded his club in a bunker on...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines heading into the PGA Championship

There is plenty to talk about as the 2015 PGA Championship gets set to kick off on Thursday, August 13. The final major championship of the year, this tournament typically brings out the best in the world’s top golfers. Youngsters Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth headline a loaded field, while savvy veterans like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods hope they have what it takes to reclaim...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Golf at the Majors: PGA Championship Picks

Image courtesy of WISN TV in Wisconsin   After a fun WGC at Firestone, it’s finally time for golf’s final major, the PGA Championship. The first three majors were all terrific starting with The Masters where Jordan Spieth tied Tiger Woods’ record score.   Then, we had a great U.S. Open at a course that was hardly known in Chambers Bay. Jordan would also win this also but...
Via The GP Golf Report
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Lowry’s first PGA Tour win turns him into tree-hugger

Shane Lowry is now a converted tree-hugger after his first PGA Tour victory at the Bridgstone Invitational this past weekend. Lowry needed some help to win the tourney. Entering the 18th hole on Sunday, he held a one-shot lead over Bubba Watson. After hitting his tee shot deep into the rough amongst the trees, he took a wedge and tried to go over said trees. He didn’t make the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lowry bests Watson, Furyk, Rose to win Bridgestone crown

AKRON, Ohio -- With no mistakes and two great escapes from the trees, Shane Lowry of Ireland introduced himself on a world stage Sunday by winning the Bridgestone Invitational. He locked up victory in this World Golf Championship with a shot through the trees from left of the 18th fairway that descended over a bunker and settled just over 10 feet away for one final birdie and a 4...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Whistling Straits Summaries

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Summaries of the last two PGA Championships at Whistling Straits: YEAR: 2010 WINNER: Martin Kaymer SCORE: 277 MARGIN: Playoff RUNNER-UP: Bubba Watson PRIZE MONEY: $1.35 million. SUMMARY: Martin Kaymer won his first major in a playoff over Bubba Watson, and yet this PGA Championship is remembered as much for who wasn't in the playoff. Dustin Johnson had a one...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s caddie: Bubba has a ‘fear of crowds’

    Bubba Watson became a household name when he came out of nowhere to win the Masters in 2012. The 36-year-old has played some great golf since then, but he hasn’t made many friends. Watson’s caddie, Ted Scott, tried to explain some of the misconceptions about Bubba in a recent interview with Golf Digest. According to Scott, a lot of Watson’s issues with rubbing people...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Daly wants to be the U.S. Ryder Cup captain

Yup! JD says he wants to be Ryder Cup captain one day according to CBSSports.com. The U.S. squad had already named their captain for the 2016 Cup at Hazeltine. Davis Love III, who led the 2012 team at Medinah who famously collapsed after looking like they had it in the bag, was once again named the captain. And that was a strong team at Medinah that featured Bubba Watson who...
Via The GP Golf Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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