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Born: 1978-11-05, Bagdad, Fla.
Nationality: USA
Height: 6' 3, Weight: 180lbs
Home: Orlando, Fla.
College: Faulker State Community College and Georgia
Turned Pro: 2000
Joined PGA Tour: 2006
Official World Golf Ranking: 22
Notes: Watson experienced a life-changing couple of weeks beginning March 26, 2012, when he and his wife, Angie, adopted a baby boy. Less than two weeks later, he hit an amazing shot from the trees at the second extra hole of a playoff at the Masters that found the 10th green. Two putts later, he had defeated Louis Oosthuizen to capture his first major. Watson began playing golf with the encouragement of his late father, Gerry. He attended the same high school, Milton (Fla.) H...

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Bubba Watson

Watson experienced a life-changing couple of weeks beginning March 26, 2012, when he and his wife, Angie, adopted a baby boy. Less than two weeks later, he hit an amazing shot from the trees at the second extra hole of a playoff at the Masters that found the 10th green. Two putts later, he had defeated Louis Oosthuizen to capture his first major.
Watson began playing golf with the encouragement of his late father, Gerry. He attended the same high school, Milton (Fla.) High School, a few years after future PGA Tour players Heath Slocum and Boo Weekley. He was named first-team junior college All-American at Faulkner State in Alabama. He also attended the University of Georgia, where he helped the Bulldogs to the 2000 SEC title. Watson, whose real name is Gerry Lester Watson Jr., was nicknamed "Bubba" by his father for former professional football player Bubba Smith.
Finished T-87th in 2002 PGA Tour Qualifying School to get his Nationwide Tour card. Advanced to the PGA Tour in 2006 after finishing 21st on the previous year's Web.com Tour. Claimed his first PGA Tour win in 2010 at the Travelers Championship. Lost in a playoff to Martin Kaymer at the 2010 PGA Championship and played a month later on the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Team. Also played on the 2011 and '15 U.S. Presidents Cup teams and 2012 and '14 Ryder Cup teams.
2003 Nationwide Tour Summary: Tournaments Entered - 21; In Money - 13; Top-10 Finishes - 2; Scoring Average - 70.69 (Rank 45th); Money - $79,854 (Rank 63rd); Best Finish - T-7th, Lake Erie Charity Classic.
2004 Web.com Summary: Tournaments Entered - 17; In Money - 14; Top-10 Finishes - 3; Scoring Average - 70.44 (Rank 17th); Money - $142,904 (Rank 37th); Best Finishes - 2nd, Lake Erie Charity Classic and the Mark Christopher Charity Classic.
2005 Web.com Summary: Tournaments Entered - 24; In Money - 19; Top-10 Finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 70.40 (Rank 14th); Money - $202,437 (Rank 21st); Best Finish - T-2nd, BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs.
2010 Notes: Watson, the second-longest driver on tour, got his first win at the Travelers Championship on a course that is short and straight. He came close to winning the PGA Championship but lost a three-hole playoff to Martin Kaymer. Ended the year playing all four FedExCup Playoff events, finishing 22nd in the rankings and 15th on the money list. With a win, a pair of runner-up finishes and a 3rd-place result, he again topped his achievements of the previous year. Since joining the Tour in 2006, he has improved each year. He played in the Ryder Cup, posting a 1-3-0 record for the U.S.
2011 Notes: Recorded his first two-win season. Made 19 cuts and missed only two, with eight top-25 finishes. Career-best 11th in the FedExCup standings and 10th on the money list. Had a playoff win over Webb Simpson at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. In his first Presidents Cup appearance, he posted a 3-2-0 record.
2012 Notes: Won his first major at the Masters and also played the most consistent golf of his career, posting career highs in top-10s (7) and top-25s (16). Had six top-5s, including runner-up finishes at the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Travelers Championship. Finished 13th in the FedExCup standings and 5th on the money list. Went 2-2-0 at the Ryder Cup, where he lost the opening singles match to Luke Donald. Watson purchased a mansion in the Isleworth community of Windermere, Fla., that was previously owned by Tiger Woods.
2013 Notes: Battled an illness for much of the week at the weather-shortened Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but managed a T-4th finish with rounds of 70-69-71. Other top-10s: T-9th when he lost in third round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play to Jason Day, and 4th at the Travelers Championship. Was 37th in the FedExCup standings and 44th on the money list.
2014 Notes: Missed a five-foot putt at the 72nd hole that would have tied him with Kevin Stadler at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and finished 2nd. Two weeks later, shot closing rounds of 64-64 at the Northern Trust to earn his first victory since the 2012 Masters. Came close to winning the WGC-Cadillac, but fell a shot short to Patrick Reed. It was his ninth career runner-up finish. He won the Masters for the second time when he shot eight under par. The victory came in his 201st PGA Tour start at the age of 35 years, 5 months and 8 days. Became the 17th player in Masters history with two or more wins. Joined Jose Maria Olazabal, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Horton Smith as players with two Masters titles. Is second among left-handers (Phil Mickelson has five) with two career wins in a major. Entered the final round of The Memorial with a one-shot lead, but a final-round, even-par 72 dropped him to 3rd place. Didn't have another top-15 result until he finished 2nd at the BMW Championship with rounds of 70-66-66-66. Moved from 6th to 3rd in the FedExCup standings entering the Tour Championship, which meant he controlled his own destiny. Finished 14th at East Lake GC and a career-best 5th in the FedExCup standings, along with a 2nd on the money list. At the Ryder Cup, he posted a 0-3-0 record. He and his wife, Angie, adopted their daughter (Dakota) in December.
2015 Notes: Got his year off to a great start, eagling the 72nd hole at the WGC-HSBC Champions when his bunker shot found the hole, putting him in a playoff with Tim Clark. Birdied the first extra hole at Sheshan International GC to defeat Clark and earn his first World Golf Championships title. Seven months later, he won the Travelers for a second time when he defeated Paul Casey in a playoff. Finished 10th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and T-2nd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one shot behind Brooks Koepka. Defending his Northern Trust title, Watson was in contention in the final round but shot three-over on the second nine to finish T-14th, four shots out of the playoff. Two weeks later, Watson again was in contention at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, but finished 3rd, two shots behind winner Dustin Johnson. Came close at the RBC Canadian Open with a final-round 69 but finished 2nd, a shot behind Jason Day. For a second consecutive week, Watson again posted a runner-up result, two shots behind Shane Lowry at the WGC-Bridgestone. Was very productive at the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 3rd at the Barclays, T-9th at the Deutsche Bank, T-10th at the BMW Championship and T-5th at the Tour Championship. Was 5th in the FedExCup standings and 3rd on the money list. Went 2-1-2 in his four Presidents Cup matches. Ended the year 3rd at the Taiheiyo Masters in Japan, 1st at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas and T-15th at the Thailand Golf Championship.
2016 Notes: Finished T-10th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Fired birdie-birdie-par over the final three holes at the Northern Trust Open in February to win his second career Northern Trust Open. Two weeks later, he finished 2nd at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. After finishing T-37th at the Masters, flew to China and was 8th at the Shenzhen International. Represented the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, finishing T-8th in the 60-player field. Was T-10th in the Tour Championship. He played 19 events on the PGA Tour, with four top-10s, and ranked 21st in the FedExCup standings and 18th on the money list. Ended his year with a T-6th finish at the Hero World Challenge.
2017 Notes: Finished T-25th at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Lost in the round of 16 to Ross Fisher at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, and finished T-9th. Cleaned up his diet and lost between 15 to 20 pounds. Also began using a different golf ball that took a bit of time to get used to. Finished T-6th at The Memorial, and T-10th at the Northern Trust. Wrapped up the season 75th in the FedExCup standings, his worst showing in the 11-year history of the FedExCup.
2018 Notes: Played 24 PGA Tour events, making 19 cuts with six top-10 finishes. Was 10th in the FedExCup standings. Began the final round of the Genesis Open with a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay and carded a two-under 69 to finish at 12-under 272, good for a two-shot win over Kevin Na and Tony Finau. Marked his 10th PGA Tour victory, and first since winning the 2016 Genesis Open, in his 279th start at the age of 39 years, 3 months, 13 days. Claimed his 3rd victory at the Genesis Open, having won the event in 2014 and '16. Tied Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer with three Genesis Open wins, trailing only MacDonald Smith and Lloyd Mangrum, who have four each. The win also helped Watson get into the WGC-Mexico Championship and the WGC-Dell Match Play. Going into the Genesis, Bubba was 117th in the Official World Golf Ranking. With the win, he climbed to 40th, which got him into both events. At the WGC-Mexico, he finished T-9th, six shots out of the Mickelson/Thomas playoff. Won again at the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, where he defeated Kevin Kisner, 7 and 6, in the finals. Finished T-5th at the Masters, six shots behind winner Patrick Reed. Won the Travelers Championship title for the 3rd time in 2018. Shot a final-round 63 to win by three shots over Paul Casey. It was the 3rd time he won at the Travelers, the site of his first PGA Tour victory in 2010. Earned his last top-10 with a T-7th at the Dell Technologies Championship. Made his fourth Ryder Cup appearance in France and finished the week with a 1-2-0 record. Lost his singles match to Henrik Stenson, 5 and 4.
2019 Notes: Was T-4th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in his 300th PGA Tour start. Bogeyed four of his first five holes in the final round before three birdies and an eagle over his last 10 holes resulted in a score of 71, five shots behind winner Rickie Fowler. Had a T-4th finish at the Valspar Championship, where his final-round 68 brought him to within two shots of winner Paul Casey. In defense of his WGC-Dell Match Play title, Watson lost his first two matches in his group and finished T-40th. Did have a T-12th finish at the Masters, shot 67-69 over the weekend.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 385, Cuts Made: 284 (74%), Top Tens: 79 (21%) , Rounds: 1282, Scoring Avg: 70.52, Career Earnings: $47,311,963 - Best Finish: 1st (14 times)
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