“I GOT HIM ONE TIME, so now we’re moving up.”
That was Bubba Watson talking Sunday evening about finishing higher than Tiger Woods in a PGA Tour event, something that had never happened before in who knows how many starts.
Bubba, who nearly won and has two top tens and about a million in earnings this season, was proud of his performance at the Quail Hollow Championship. He would let Tiger know.
“Yes, the first time,” he said about besting the world No. 1. “I’ll text him here in a little bit.”
What would he say to Tiger?
“That I beat him,” said Bubba, a monster-long hitter who swings a pink-shafted PING driver.
Now all Bubba (whose real first name is Gerry) needs to do is beat the entire field. He is still looking for his first PGA Tour win. But battling down the stretch on a Sunday afternoon in Charlotte was definitely a confidence booster.
And what would Tiger say after getting Bubba’s text?
“He’ll just tell me how many wins he has,” Bubba said, “but I’ll tell you what, I’m in the right direction.”
Turned pro: 2003
Birthplace: Bagdad, Florida
College: University of Georgia
World ranking: 77
PGA Tour wins: 0
−The Armchair Golfer
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