Player Profile – Bubba Watson

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(Last Updated On: December 14, 2016)

Player Profile – Bubba Watson

Basic Info

Full Name: Gerry Lester Watson, Jr.

Nick Name: Bubba Watson

Date of Birth: 5th November, 1978

Place of Birth: Bagdad, Florida

Height: 6 ft 3 in (1. 91 m)

Nationality: United States of America

Residence: Windermere, Florida

Spouse: Angie Watson

Child: Caleb Watson

Turned Pro in: 2003

Tours Plays for: PGA Tour

Major wins: US Masters in 2012 and 2014

Other Note Worthy Professional Wins: PGA Tours 6 times and others 2 times

Early Life

Grew up in Bagdad, Florida, Bubba Watson had an interest towards sports from a very young age. He was six years old when he was first introduced to the game of golf by his father. With initial and formal training Bubba Watson started to improvise on his game and became a regular for the Faulkner State Community College, University of Georgia’s golfing team.

Professional Life

After the first two years of attempting the professional golfing Watson started his nationwide tour from 2001 and became a professional golfer in the year 2003. After continuous failures for two years in 2004 his golf playing got momentum and by 2005 he became a known face on the major and important golfing events.

Watson was doing well in earning the money but the title win was still elusive for him and in 2006 at last he won the Travelers Championship. He was then also got selected to play for the Ryder Cup in the same year. In 2012 he won the Masters by beating Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa in the sudden death. In April 2014 Bubba Watson once again repeated this feat at the Augusta and won the Masters title again. People say that life of Bubba Watson has certainly changed after these two wins and even his staunchest of critics admits that.

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Personal Life

Gerry Lester Watson Jr. was nicknamed ‘Bubba’ by his father after the former popular professional football player Bubba Smith. Bubba Watson got married with Angela P. ‘Angie’ who was a professional basketball player from Canada in September, 2004. They both met first in Georgia, where both of them were representing their respective teams. The couple is also blessed with a son Caleb Watson.

Endorsements

  • EA Sports
  • eBay
  • Oakley

The Bubba Watson Quote:

I have love to play with Tiger, just because he is Tiger Woods 

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