Bubba Implodes
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/25/13
On Sunday, 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson was playing in the final round of the PGA Tour's Hartford stop. Watson won the tournament in 2010 and, with a two-shot lead, seemed to be a lock to win again.

Then came the 16th hole, a ball in the water, and Watson's corkscrew follow-through on a shot over water:



Obviously, caddie Ted Scott needed a bottle of Bactine. Later, Watson issued a quasi-mea culpa / non-apology via Twitter:



Kind of a cruddy Sunday, for sure.


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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
I'm not buying that "Thanks for another great tourney!" for one second.
6/25/13
 
Jattruia says:
He's a douche.

The tournament was awesome this year with the chip-in to force a playoff, and Duke getting his first win, all topped off with Bubba bogeying 3 of the last 6 on Saturday and imploding for a triple on Sunday.

I don't think that's what the travelers had in mind with the 'Bubba Boom' billboards here in Hartford, but it works nonetheless.
6/25/13
 
slimpks1850 says:
More of Gerry being Gerry. He had a hissy fit Saturday on 17 was well.
6/25/13
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Perhaps Bubba should read our fellow oober Mike Jaber's piece on sportsmanship?

www.oobgolf.com/content/columns/1-6968-Sportsman
6/25/13
 
Mandelbaum! says:
Apparently, when he was teaching himself the game he skipped the section on etiquette.

Feherty said it best: "Hey. You hit it, bud!"
6/25/13
 
I like Ike. says:
Bad day.
6/25/13
 
Bertie_16 says:
Everyone gets frustrated, but you can't light up your caddy like that. What a baby. Bubba wants everyone to love him, but he seems to be trending downwards lately because he can't control his emotions. Besides that though, the Travelers pulled in a great field this year. Maybe one year I'll make it back out there to watch.
6/26/13
 
Gromit5 says:
Why didn't Bubba thank Jesus?
6/26/13
 
Jattruia says:
Come on man, Jesus only helps the wins. The losses are on Bubba. At least, from what I can tell, that's how it works.
6/26/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
What if Jesus helped Ken Duke to win by knocking Bubbas ball into the water? I mean for all we know Jesus is a Duke fan and likes to see Duke win in UCONN country.

Jesus loves the ACC? You heard it hear 1st. ACC will soon start winning NC's in football due to help from Jesus. FSU and CU can start splitting NC's as far as I care, (as long as you start beating Spurier).
6/26/13
 
Jattruia says:
@jasonfish11 - I'm all about the ACC starting to make a presence! You're coming to out house this year though, so 2013 isn't looking to good for FSU ;)
6/26/13
 
Mandelbaum! says:
Out house?
6/26/13
 
Matt McGee says:
I think it's part of a particular psychological approach to the game for some players to lay blame for bad shots (and I think I'm paraphrasing Dr. Bob Rotella here). It's always the club, ball, caddy, a miracle ("That ball broke uphill!"), or something else. Never the fault of the guy swinging the club. It helps them to keep their confidence for the next shot.
6/26/13
 
Matt McGee says:
There's that other possibility, too: Maybe the caddy gave him the wrong distance to the hole...?
6/26/13
 
Wes11point5 says:
petulance
6/26/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
@Mandelbaum Out house is Clemsons stadium. Possibly the loudest stadium in college football. 2nd loudest sporting event in South Carolina (next to NASCAR).

I wasn't counting on this year being FSU's year. Jesus (I mean Jameis) is still a freshman. And 11 of our players got drafted.

I've already ordered my "There's always next season" t-shirt.

But Clemson can do what they do best and pull a clemson (you guys are going to NCST on a Thursday). So anything's possible. Not to mention it really doesn't matter how loud your stadium is when James Wilder Jr can drag all 11 of your defenders 30 yards.
6/26/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
That being said I still root for all ACC teams to do well so people will quit dogging the conferance.

My wife is mad at me because she is a UGA fan and I told her I'd have to root for CU in that game.
6/26/13
 
GolfnDawg says:
Let's take a comment made by a player when the mic is on him and tear him apart. From seeing other interactions between he and his caddy, this is them. They are partners and almost bicker like brothers. Who knows what was said before or after? While it is an unfortunate comment at an unfortunate time, I don't think you can judge character based on a snippy question in the heat of competition.

As for ACC vs SEC...ha...you guys still play football?
6/26/13
 
Jattruia says:
ACC vs SEC? Talk to me on Sep 1, the day after Clemson starts the season with a win over UGA. Welcome to Death Valley. That's going to be an awesome atmosphere for a game too. Flight's already booked.
6/26/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
Congrats the $EC is better than the ACC at football.

Accademics = ACC
Basketball = ACC
Baseball = tie
Hockey = ACC
T&F = ACC
Lacross = Duke (ACC)
Soccer = ACC

Should I keep going?
6/26/13
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
J-Fish: ACC in *hockey*? You've been watching too much "Super Fans" on SNL:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=769A4mUY7g0
6/26/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Wasn't Jesus' fault. He was in Salinas during the tournament. I saw him by the side of the road. Couldn't read his sign, tho'
6/26/13
 
GolfnDawg says:
@jattruia truly will be a fun game. Really have a lot of respect for Clemson. Wish we could get them to jump.

@jasonfish11 historically I can't argue basketball, however currently it's pretty much a tie.
Baseball - SEC
but let us not forget Golf - SEC
6/26/13
 
jpjeffery says:
What the duck are you guys talking about?! ;)
6/26/13
 
srogers13 says:
I love the way Jasonfish spells the word he uses for education when saying the ACC is better. There are only two "C"s in academics, not three. Also, I love the way he throws two sports into his list that no SEC schools play (Hockey and Lacross).
6/26/13
 
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