Tag Archives: Bubba Watson

Apr
24
2014
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Shockign: Tiger wins a lot when he's in contention

Shocking: Tiger wins a lot when he’s in contention

If you’ve been watching the PGA Tour for the past month, then you’ve seen a great deal of Matt Kuchar. If you are like me (and you should be thankful you’re not), you were sitting there pondering to yourself, “Man, this guy sure seems to get into contention a lot, but doesn’t seem to win that much.” Again, if you are me, you then set out to see how often players on the PGA Tour really convert good finishes into wins (this is probably when you should start pointing and laughing and being glad you’re not like me). 

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Apr
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Bubba Watson celebrates with his caddie Teddy Scott

Hey, guys! Miss me? Sorry I’ve been MIA. It felt really weird not being able to write during the Masters last week, but I literally had no time after working 14-hour (-plus) days as an on-air reporter for Fox Sports International. Which was an incredible experience and one that I’ve pretty much dreamt of since I started this site five years ago — it was like seeing the culmination of all the hard work I’ve put in (but, of course, I still have a long ways to go!).
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Feb
3
2014
Baby Walrus FTW!
Kevin Stadler clinched his first win on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Sunday. Stadler missed his 15-footer for birdie, but only had a tap-in for par and secured the victory when Bubba Watson, who had overshot the green on his approach into the 18th, missed a four-footer to save par. 

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Sep
12
2013
Next week's finale of the PLAYOFFS

Next week’s finale of the PLAYOFFS

It’s almost that time again — you know, at the Tour Championship, when you see GC’s Steve Sands furiously scribbling on a whiteboard trying to explain the FedExCup points system and which players have a “mathematical” shot at winning the whole thing and the wheelbarrow of cash.

Heading into the third leg of the FEC Playoffs, the BMW Championship, there are some marquee players outside the top 30 — like Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and more — that need to play well to qualify for next week’s Tour Championship, which isn’t just a chance to win $10-plus million, but it also means an invitation to the Masters and automatic berths in the Opens and most of the World Golf Championships. 

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Jul
9
2013
Bubba's Hover

Bubba’s Hover

Remember when Bubba Watson’s Hovercraft golf cart debuted and you and every person on the planet – even guys who don’t like golf — were like, ” OMG, that’s siiiiiick!”?

Well, Windy Knoll GC in Springfield, Ohio, will become the first course in the United States to feature two Neoteric Golf hovercrafts for use as golf carts starting on July 27.

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Jun
23
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Duuuuuuuke

Duuuuuuuke

A week ago after putting out on the 72nd hole, Justin Rose pointed upward to honor his father who passed away twelve years ago. This Sunday, Ken Duke made a similar gesture…to thank the tree on the 10th hole at TPC River Highlands for giving his ball a fortuitous kick onto the green.

Naturally, Duke’s nod to that tree makes the top of this week’s list.

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Jun
23
2013
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?!?”

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Jun
12
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Adam Hadwin hitting out of the rough so deep you can hardly see his shoes! (Photo credi: Chad Coleman / @hashtagchad

Adam Hadwin hitting out of the rough so deep you can hardly see his shoes!                                                           (Photo credi: Chad Coleman / @hashtagchad)

As loyal readers know — hi, mom! — By the Numbers is generally a look back on the previous week’s tournament, but with all due respect to Harris English, who I hear is a great guy, it’s U.S. OPEN WEEK! With that in mind, this week’s column is going to look at some of the regular stats and some different ones that will come in play at Merion Golf Club.

Hopefully, this will help with your office pools and Fantasy Golf – or just make you sound really smart when you’re hanging out on your couch alone or with your friends, family and/or significant others. (Note: The following is not a comprehensive list of stats that will be important — others, such as driving accuracy and putting, will also play a factor.)

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