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Bubba Watson


Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson, Jr is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. One of the few left-handed golfers on tour, he is a major champion, the winner of the Masters Tournament in 2012. Watson has one of the most impressive golf profiles of the whole lot. Watson played golf for Faulkner State Community College in nearby Baldwin County, Alabama, where he was a junior college All-American. As a junior, Watson helped lead the Bulldogs to the SEC title in 2000. Watson turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour where he played until 2005. As a rookie in 2006, he earned $1,019,264 (90th overall) and led the PGA Tour in driving distance at 319.6 yards (292.2 m). Watson claimed his first PGA Tour win on June 27, 2010, in Cromwell, Connecticut, at the Travelers Championship on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. On January 30, 2011, Watson won his second PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open, finishing one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson. Watson picked up his second win of the 2011 season and third career PGA Tour title on May 1 when he defeated Webb Simpson at the second playoff hole at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson's first major championship win came at the 2012 Masters Tournament. The win elevated Watson to a career-high fourth place in the Official World Golf Ranking.
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