Bubba by Numbers

By: Golf Shake | Mon 14 Apr 2014 | Comments


Post by Sports Writer Derek Clements who takes a closer look at 2nd time Major winner Bubba Watston.


1978: Born November 5, in Bagdad, Florida

2003: After playing golf at both Faulkner State Community College in Alabama and the University of Georgia, Watson turns professional.

2005: Joins Nationwide Tour and finishes 21st on the money list in his first season.

2007: After spending much of the weekend in contention, finishes in a tie for fifth at the US Open.2010: June 27 - Claims his first PGA win at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, winning in a playoff.

August 15 - Finishes as runner up at the US PGA Championship, losing in a pla-off to Martin Kaymer.

2011: January 30 - Wins second PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open.
May 1 - Wins Zurich Classic of New Orleans in a playoff.

2012: April 8 - Beats Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win the Masters, hitting a memorable hook with a wedge from the trees on the second playoff hole to secure a
winning par.

2014: February - Shoots back-to-back rounds of 64 to win the Northern Trust Open, his first victory since The Masters.

March 20 - Withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational after a first round of 83, saying his head was “discombobulated” due to severe allergies.

April 13 - Wins second Masters title by three shots from Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt after a closing round of 69.


Derek Clements is a sports journalist with a particular passion for golf with over 12 years of experience covering golf and other sports including Chief Sub-Editor on the sports desk of The Sunday Times. To contact Derek email direct via [email protected]


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