Player Profile – Bubba Watson
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
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.
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.
Gerry Lester Watson Jr. was nicknamed ‘Bubba’ by his father after the former popular professional football player Bubba Smith. Bubba Watson got married to 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.
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The Bubba Watson Quote:
I have love to play with Tiger, just because he is Tiger Woods