Jun
23
2013
Bubba Watson melts down, chews out caddie
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Well, this certainly wasn’t one of Bubba Watson’s finer moments. Watson, who was leading at the time, tried to hit a 9-iron into the wind on the par-3 16th and dunked it in the water. He turned to his caddie, Ted Scott, and said, “Water. It’s in the water. That club.”

Then, Watson took a drop and his next shot went over the green and he said, “You’re going to tell me that’s the right yardage?!?”

He missed his putt for double-bogey and whether he said, “There’s no reason for me to show up,” or “There’s no reason for you to show up,” is unclear.

Afterward, Bubba blamed the ever-changing gusty wind for coming up short and then going long.

“It was different than the first shot,” said Bubba when asked what happened on the third shot (the one from the drop area). “First shot came up short. Second shot long.”

Yes, thanks, Bubba, we’re aware —
meant the club.

“Obviously we changed clubs, but the wind affected the first shot and the wind didn’t affect the next shot,” he said. “I flew it three feet past the hole, which you can’t do right now because the greens are so firm. We were trying to land it about 15 feet short, make a bogey and try to get out of there and still have a chance. And obviously the wind affected the first one, didn’t affect the second one.”

Bubba parred the last two holes and finished at 10-under in solo fourth.

(h/t Kyle Porter)