‘Bubba from Bagdad’ now a major golf name

AUGUSTA, Ga. – How does a 235-yard double eagle that vaults a player into a four-hour-long lead he never relinquishes end up not being the shot of the day? The shot of the tournament?

Easy.

If the Masters is on the line and Bubba Watson is faced with a boomerang attempt through a chute. Out of the woods. Around a mass of patrons. Past a television tower. Over a bunker. In a playoff.

“I’m used to the woods,” Watson said. “I hit … my gap wedge, hooked it about 40 yards, and hit it about 15 feet off the ground until it got under the tree and then started rising. Pretty easy.”

Yeah, right. Though he did make it look easy.

>>Read Full Article from The Houston Chronicle online

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