Bubba Watson continues to show why he’s one of golf’s all-time personalities. He’s an emotional roller coaster and does some unbelievable stuff off the course.
Here, we see him and the crew over at Oakley, creating and flying jetpacks. Yes, JETPACKS.
They decided to put these beauties together and fly around the golf course. It certainly makes for some awesome birdseye views.
Now, when will Oakley start selling these to the public? You and I need to beat traffic!
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— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 23, 2016
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson lives on the property of the legendary Greenbrier golf course so he gets to see it a ton. Unfortunately, Greenbrier doesn’t look as beautiful as it normally does to to heavy rain that caused flooding of the course.
The Greenbrier Classic is scheduled for July 7th through the 10th. However, it looks like it could really take some time to clear the course up.
The Greenbrier is not only home to the famed Old White TPC, but is also home to the oldest course in America, Oakhurst Links. Let’s hope that things get cleared and hope everyone is safe and away from danger.
Here’s another eerie, yet beautiful photo of the scene, taken by Watson.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 23, 2016
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Golf has certainly come a long way from the “boring” and “not cool” days and it shows with all of the unique personalities on the PGA Tour, as well as a strong following on social media.
The same goes for style too, as we’ve seen golfers wear snapbacks and high top shoes. Well, the high tops are back once again.
After Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler rocked their swagtastic kicks (Bradley even wore kicks with Michael Jordan’s second number, 45 on it) , two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson decided to do the same. His G/Fore Crusaders are custom and Watson even put a little touch on the design of the golf sneaker.
Well, if Oakmont ends up killing Watson this week, he can at least say brought a little swagger for the occasion.
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Source: Golf Digest
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— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 5, 2016
Social media has had many fun and interesting ways to express yourself and one of those things has been emojis. Well, Bubba Watson, who has a whopping 1.53 million followers on Twitter announced his own emojis that you can purchase.
It’s only fitting as Watson is known as one of golf’s biggest characters. Here are all of the “Bubbamojis” you can get.
You can purchase these for $1.99. The crying and angry Bubbamojis are totally fitting by the way.
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Remember Bubba Watson’s famous shot at the 2012 Masters, where he hooked his shot from behind the trees on the 10th hole at Augusta to win his first Green Jacket? Well, he did it again, this time, at Riviera.
During the second round of the Northern Trust Open, Watson hit a shot that curved way right and landed right on the green, leaving him a with a fairly short putt. Watson hit a shot for the ages at the Masters a few years ago.
Difference here is that there are less trees at Riviera than at Augusta National. Watson is looking for his ninth PGA Tour victory for his career.
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Bubba Watson bought the infamous “Scandal House” that Tiger Woods owned when the news broke of his sex scandal back in 2009 but now has listed it for sale.
Woods sold the house to Watson in 2013 and he did major remodeling to the home which includes a private boat dock among other things. The house also features seven bedrooms, a theater, wet bar, two-story patio and a guest house so the place is loaded.
But wait, there’s more. If you’re a golf nut, the property is right across from the Isleworth Golf & Country Club practice facilities. These include both golf and tennis spots to perfect your game.
So, if you love golf, an infamous location and if Wu Tang Clan’s C.R.E.A.M (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) is a favorite on your music playlist then this just may be the crib for you. And no, the Dukes of Hazard car is likely not included.
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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.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 16, 2015
It’s crazy some of the shots he hits. Seems like he does it every week!
He also went on to argue about ants with a rules offical:
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OK there some things in professional golf that just show how incredible some of these players are. Jodi Ewart-Shadoff nails an unbelievable sideways putt and gets nothing but cup at the Women’s PGA Championship.
She wasn’t going to win the tournament but with a putt like that, she needs the “Deadeye” award!
Here’s the video of her amazing putt:
— Adam Shadoff (@AdamShadoff) June 12, 2015
You thought I was done there huh? Ha! Well, you were wrong as Bubba Watson also hit an incredible sideways putt during a practice round at Chambers Bay. This just really shows you what the players will face out there!
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 12, 2015
It’s just crazy how these could read these greens like that! I can’t even read the slope of my bedroom floor like that (OK, that would be a problem)!
It’s just simply amazing what these players can do with the flatstick and it just shows how important putting is!
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Golf is full of some wonderful, wonderful people. Some of the friendliest people in the world are golf enthusiasts.
However, golf can also be one of the cockiest sports as well. You know there’s always that guy who thinks he can make every par-5 in two.
Well, this golf course in Illinois decided to poke fun at those so called “Golf course tough guys”. On one of the holes of the course, there’s a sprinkler marker that’s 300 yards away from the flag.
That marker says “Only Bubba” referring to two-time Masters champion and one of the most powerful golfers on Tour, Bubba Watson. So basically, what the course is telling you is that “You’re an idiot if you’re going for it! Play smart!”.
Here’s the image of the marker courtesy of a Reddit user:
Now I’m sure this little marker will start to get as much attention and as many pictures as the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews or the floating “Suggestion Box” at Crooked Stick (OK, not quite but you know what I mean!). Man, I love Illinois and the courses we offer!
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Source: Golf News Net
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One of the more interesting and newer debates in golf just to add to the long list of arguments has been “Who is the best American golfer right now?”. Now, we clearly already know who the best European player is and that would obviously be Rory Mcilroy.
But for at least the past year or two, the big question was always “Who’s the best American golfer?”. After winning two Masters tournaments in three years, there was talks of Bubba Watson being that guy to rep the “Red, White and Blue” but inconsistency hasn’t been too kind to the long hitter.
So how about the dude who just won the Masters? Is Jordan Spieth the best American golfer on Tour right now?
Now, some of you might say “DUH! Of course he is! He’s the number two ranked player in the world!” and that he is. However, it’s still fun to debate and I think consistency plays a big role in this argument.
Jordan has been very consistent the last couple of years and it’s great to see a young player like that grab his first major. That said, there have still been some others who have also been quite consistent as well, the only difference is that Jordan has a major now.
Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker and Dustin Johnson have played very well. Specifically Walker and Johnson who seem like they’re towards the top of the leaderboard each week.
J.B. Holmes has even come out and looked like his old self on the course which is always nice to see. He’s put together a nice season so far and is now in the top 12 in the World Golf Rankings.
With all this said, I still think Jordan is the best American golfer. He’s a unique one as well, using recovery and streaky putting skills to win tournaments.
He’s also an excellent closer. Like, he’s a guy I would have out there on the 18th hole to close things out if the Ryder Cup or President’s Cup allowed last-minute substitutions.
These are things that make great golfers what they are. If you can sink putts even under the heat of battle, close things out in the final few holes, and get yourself out of trouble in key moments, then you’re a truly great player.
It’s not always about bombing it off the tee and Jordan showed us this time and time again. He’s currently the best American golfer on Tour.
HOWEVER, this could change quickly if guys like Jimmy Walker or Dustin Johnson win a major this year. The Players Championship, as amazing as a tournament it is and as terrific a course TPC Sawgrass is, doesn’t really count.
If guys like Jimmy or DJ win at Sawgrass, then I still think Jordan would be the best American. But those two guys specifically are the closest ones right now to being as good or topping Jordan.
And I’m someone who really thinks The Players Championship should be a major.
Bubba, as nice of a Masters run he’s had, still just isn’t up to par with the likes of Jordan, Jimmy or DJ, at least THIS year. As good as Patrick Reed has been playing, I’d still take Jimmy and DJ over him any day of the week and that’s not a knock on Patrick, it’s just that Jimmy and DJ are just that good.
Sure, Jimmy was quiet in the Masters but you’d be surprised how things can change once the next majors come around. You’ll look at the leaderboard for the U.S. Open and be like “Huh? I don’t remember seeing him at the Masters!”.
Plus, Jimmy seems like he enjoys playing on links courses and the U.S. Open as you know will be at the beautiful Chambers Bay (Yes, there is a tree on it called “Lone Fir”, yes, so much “FIR”!). DJ also plays well on these types of courses it seems, like he did at Whistling Straits in the 2010 PGA Championship.
He ultimately got disqualified however after the infamous “lies rule” controversy where he hit a shot that he wasn’t supposed to hit. With the PGA Championship back at Whistling Straits yet again, he will definitely look to get revenge on the Pete Dye designed layout.
So the best American conversation can really change in a hurry if guys like a Dustin Johnson, or a Jimmy Walker, or a Patrick Reed, or a Bubba Watson win either one of the next three majors this year. The chances of that? Extremely high, especially how well these guys have played.
Bubba just needs to be more consistent and put emotions aside. If he does that, he’s one of the most dangerous players in the world, and one of the most exciting.
Now, if Jordan wins another major this year, then the title of “Best American Golfer” will remain his for at least a couple more years. Not only that, he’ll be a threat to Rory’s top spot if he does so which can lead to some unbelievable golf down the road.
So, at the moment, Jordan Spieth is the “Golf King of America” but it will be so exciting to see how he and the others do at tournaments like The Players, U.S. Open, etc.
Here are the current top five American golfers according to the Official World Golf Rankings:
1. Jordan Spieth
2. Bubba Watson
3. Dustin Johnson
4. Jim Furyk
5. Jimmy Walker
Oh, and just for good measure, there are 12 Americans in the top 20. That’s over 50% of the top 20.
Sorry Tiger, Phil and Ernie fans but if you don’t love seeing what’s going on in golf right now, then I’ll give you the phone number to the nearest doctor’s office. The golf doctor would like to have a talk with you!
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