Posted by: John K. Abendroth PGA
Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 7:02 PM
By. John K. Abendroth, PGA
Bubba Watson is your 2012 Masters Champion in a great shoot-out over the final round, with aces, triple bogies and a double eagle...what more would you want. Now as the professional golfers from all over the world move on to the next event, Bubba Watson is the only man standing that can win the grand slam for 2012.
Recently he and his wife adopted a baby boy and hence his wife...his support group was not there for his victory and to share the "cry" that he had with his caddy on the final green, the 10th after an amazing shot from the lob-lolly pines onto to the green that led to the two-putt victory par.
Watson is the player that claims to have not taken a golf lesson, he lost his father recently and he works the ball around the course like noboby else. If you were in the parking lot and saw his first tee shot, you may say...I'll give him two a side...you would loose like the the field did this week at Augusta. Bubba is a guy you would want to win, he plays exciting golf like Phil Mickelson but he often has trouble with the putter. His friends showed up to watch the playoff, and did not head for the private jets, Rickie Fowler there to watch Bubba cry like a baby.
How about the lefties...Did you think Mike Weir would be the first to win at the Masters in 2003? The Phil Mickelson rattles off 3 wins and then Bubba, the other lefty would defeat "The Lefty" Phil Mickelson in this battle for the green jacket in 2012. With Bubba being a Southern Gentlman, it may be one of the great Master's wins of all times, he appears to be a Man of simple means but with great conviciton and love for the game. With Weir from Canada and the other Lefty, Phil from San Diego, it would seem that Bubba, "The People's Lefty" to win the Masters would be very special.
Now he heads west to the sopisticated city of San Francisco for the U.S. Open the only Man that can win the Grand Slam. The Golden Gate will welcome Bubba with open arms as it has greated many explorers over the years, it will be fun to watch as this aggressive lefty negotiates the pines and cypress trees of The Olympic Club, a course that has a unique history.