View Full Version : The Emerging Legend of Bubba Watson

Awsi Dooger
01-16-2006, 02:44 AM
Absolutely surreal. He's a left handed PGA power hitter who makes John Daly's drives look like a lob wedge.

I'd heard of him but tonight was my first view. David Toms won but the story was Bubba Watson and his 370+ yard drives, many much longer than that. He was literally hitting pitch and run chip shots to 420 yard par 4s and short irons into par 5s.

Plus I couldn't believe his touch and control with a variety of intentional draws and fades. This guy isn't merely a clumsy bomber with no game. He finished 4th at 12 under with a closing eagle on the par 5 18th.

After the round, ESPN interviewed the 27 year old Bubba, from Bagdad, Florida of all places, and asked him when the last time he played against someone who hit it longer than him. "Ummm. It's been a while. Probably my dad when I was 6 years old."

It would be awesome for Bubba to make the Masters.

BTW, David Duval somehow managed a closing 63 to finish at 2 under. I'd love to see him revive his game

01-16-2006, 03:27 AM

I love golf and this sounds unreal. I'll have to check him out.