BUBBA WATSON

  • Bubba Watson magic secures Shanghai title in playoff November 9, 2014

    American Bubba Watson notched his first victory outside the United States in fine style at the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Sunday. Masters champion Watson added another big title to his resume when he sank a "once-in-a-lifetime" 30-yard bunker shot for eagle at the par-five 18th to earn a spot...
  • Bubba Watson and Tim Clark in WGC-HSBC Champions playoff November 9, 2014

    American Bubba Watson drained a 30-yard bunker shot for eagle at the final regulation hole to earn a spot in a two-man playoff with Tim Clark at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Sunday. The Masters champion shot 70 to join South African Clark (69) at 11-under-par 277 at Sheshan Golf Club,...
  • Bubba Watson powers to thirdround Memorial lead June 1, 2014

    American Bubba Watson surged to the lead as Englishman Paul Casey plunged four strokes behind after the third round of the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday. Masters champion Watson used his astonishing power to compile five early birdies on his way to a threeunderpar 69 in ideal conditions at...
  • Casey surges, McIlroy tumbles at the Memorial May 31, 2014

    Dublin: Paul Casey expected to be chasing someone Friday in the Memorial, figuring it would be Rory McIlroy. After two holes, Casey had the lead to himself at Muirfield Village, and that was only the start of another big day. He took advantage of the par 5s for another 6under 66,...
  • Masters champion Bubba Watson in early tie for Memorial lead May 30, 2014

    Masters champion Bubba Watson, making the most of ideal scoring conditions, birdied four of his last five holes to surge into an early share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The American world number five, one of seven players in the top 10...
  • Bubba Watson wins second Masters title April 14, 2014

    Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta National on Sunday. Trailing the prodigiously talented Spieth by two strokes after seven holes, the left-handed Watson took advantage of a faltering...
  • Bubba Watson still confident after tough day at Masters April 13, 2014

    Bubba Watson would've preferred to play better, of course. He's not complaining too much, though. Not when he has a share of the lead heading to the final round of the Masters. Watson struggled to a 2-over 74 on Saturday after two straight rounds in the 60s, his card marred by...
  • Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters April 13, 2014

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at the Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast...
  • Bubba Watson welcomes more success after seizing Masters lead April 12, 2014

    Bubba Watson had a hard time dealing with his success after winning the Masters in 2012, but the left-hander looked ready to give major success another try armed with the 36-hole lead at Augusta National. Watson used a blistering run of five successive birdies to post a four-under-par 68 and...
  • Oosthuizen grabs share of Masters lead with early eagle April 11, 2014

    Augusta: Louis Oosthuizen, who lost an epic playoff at the Masters two years ago, grabbed a share of the lead at Augusta National on Friday with an eagle in his second round. With most players still struggling to cope with the lightning fast greens, the South African joined overnight leader Bill...
  • Kevin Stadler wins maiden title in Phoenix by one shot February 3, 2014

    Burly American Kevin Stadler overhauled playing partner Bubba Watson, then survived a mix of the good, bad and ugly after the turn to win his first PGA Tour title by one shot at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday. Two strokes behind the pacesetting Watson overnight, Stadler birdied his...
  • Bubba Watson leads Phoenix Open February 2, 2014

    Arizona: A desert animal saved leader Bubba Watson at least a stroke in the Phoenix Open on Saturday. The estimated 189,722 fans had a lot to see on a sunny, cool day at TPC Scottsdale. Watson's drive on the par5 13th went into a desert bush and settled next to...
  • Tiger Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood December 8, 2013

    California: Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a twoshot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday. The American world number one ground out a levelpar 72 in blustery winds with several tough pin...
  • Bhullar drops with late bogeys in second round November 1, 2013

    Shanghai: Gaganjeet Bhullar came crashing to the ground with three bogeys in a row at the very end of his second round to drop down to tied 18th at the halfway stage of the WGCHSBC Champions here on Friday. Bhullar, who was going great guns at fourunder after 12 holes, suddenly...
  • Furyk left off US team for first time since '96 September 5, 2013

    Jim Furyk kept waiting for the phone to ring to learn about the Presidents Cup. News came from the buzz of a text message, a peculiar way to find out he would not be part of an American team for the first time since Tiger Woods was still trying to...
  • Slow play biggest problem facing PGA Tour, says Watson September 5, 2013

    New York: Slow play has emerged as the biggest problem on the US PGA Tour and the game needs to speed up even at the amateur level, according to 2012 US Masters champion Bubba Watson. The rule-makers of golf have outlawed the anchoring of putters from 2016 but Watson felt slow...
  • Watson takes control at Travelers Championship June 22, 2013

    Bighitting American Bubba Watson took control of the Travelers Championship, fashioning a twoshot lead after Friday's second round at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Watson, the 2010 winner of the event, shot a threeunder 67 to move to 10under 130, two shots clear of Ireland's triple major champion Padraig Harrington...
  • Jason Dufner among eight past champs at Zurich Classic April 25, 2013

    Avondale: One year ago, Jason Dufner's victory at the Zurich Classic made him the fifth player in the last eight years to celebrate his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans. This weekend, Dufner will try to become the first repeat winner in the Big Easy since Carlos Franco in...
  • Harrington takes control at PGA Grand Slam October 24, 2012

    Reuters: Triple major winner Padraig Harrington, a late addition to the fourman field, birdied three of the last five holes to grab a twoshot lead after Tuesday's opening round of the endofseason PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The 41yearold Irishman, who replaced British Open champion Ernie Els in the...
  • Europe needs historic comeback to win Ryder Cup September 30, 2012

    MEDINAH, Illinois: Backed by the deafening roar of the crowd, Bubba Watson has led off the Ryder Cup for an American team carrying a 106 lead. It was not an auspicious start, however, as he launched his tee shot into the gallery while Luke Donald was in the middle of the...
  • Big days from Bradley, Bubba give US 53 lead September 29, 2012

    Medinah: Keegan Bradley went from a rookie to a rock star in the Ryder Cup, and Phil Mickelson saw it coming. Moments after Bradley poured in an 18foot birdie putt on the second hole Friday morning, Mickelson stood off to the side of the tee box to watch Bradley prepare to...
  • Atwal stays in hunt at Travelers Championship June 23, 2012

    Cromwell: A struggling Arjun Atwal shot a birdie in the flawless six holes that he managed to complete in the weatherhit second round and remained in the hunt to make the weekend cut at the Travelers Championship here. Atwal, who has disappointed this season with a series of missed cuts, is...