The list of golfers who have achieved Exalted The position of winning The Masters two or three times cannot be complete without a mention of Bubba Watson, an American golfer who has won the bet of becoming the 17th player to put the Masters at least two times. The left-handed golfer has won the PGA Tour eight times and was ranked No. 2 by the Official World Golf Rankings in 2015.
Renowned golfer, Bubba Watson was born as Gerry Lester Watson Jr. on November 5, 1978. Bubba was born in Baghdad Florida and became interested in golf from the age of six. The nickname Bubba was given to him by his own father, a former professional footballer. According to Bubba, his father was his inspiration in his early days in golf and his full support motivated him to become the sportsman he is today. Sadly, her father passed away from throat cancer.
At the age of six, Bubba’s father took him to a golf course for the first time and this was the origin of his interest in golf. His interest grew until it became an all-consuming subject, as the aspiring golfer spent years hitting wiffle balls in his backyard as he engaged in daily practice. According to little Bubba, he preferred to play trucks with a ball and club that children normally do.
Bubba graduated from Milton High School where he put on an impressive show as an amateur even without any formal training. The promising young golfer, while playing for Faulkner State Community College, was named a first-team junior varsity All-American. From college, he went to the University of Georgia where he was actively involved in golf. Through his efforts, his team managed to win the Southeastern Conference title in 2000. He spent several years on the University golf team before joining the 2001 Tour.
Bubba became a professional golfer in the year 2003, he participated in the National Tour and played until 2005. The experienced golfer was ranked 21st on the Nationwide Tour earning list in 2005. His positive rank the qualified to be part of the PGA Tour for the following year. He is considered one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour. In 2007, he averaged 315.2 (288.2 m) of road under his belt. The talented golfer has the ability to hit a ball over 320m (350 yards). He is also credited with the ability to generate a ball speed of up to 312 km/h.
On June 27, 2010, Bubba Watson scored his first PGA Tour win in Cromwell, Connecticut at the Travelers Championship. He was a runner-up for Martin Kaymer at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in 2010. He won his next PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open on January 30, 2011 and also at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on May 1, 2011.
Bubba finished one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson on January 30, 2011, in his second PGA tournament, the Farmers Insurance Open. The Official World Golf Rankings in 2015 placed Bubba in 2nd place. In summary, our left-handed golfer Bubba Watson has won the PGA Tour eight times and it includes: 1 World Golf Championships, 2 Major Championships and five other tournaments and still counting. We expect to hear more about his golf game escapades in the near future.
Bubba Watson, wife, family
Bubba met his longtime partner, Angie Watson, at the University of Georgia, where Angie was a student. Angie is a former professional soccer player. She told Bubba the truth from their first date, she revealed to him that she couldn’t have children and that Bubba was not embarrassed about it. According to him, if it is the will of God that they adopt, they will do it. The couple married and lived together for four years. So he adopted a baby girl named Caleb in 2012 and two years later, in March 2014, he adopted a baby girl named Dakota. They have lived together for years and have never considered divorce or separation.
Height and width
The professional golfer stands at an enviable height of six feet three inches and weighs 82 kg.
In 2015, Bubba’s net worth was estimated at $20 Million and in 2018 he has already reached $30 Million. Along with his income and real estate, the golf pundit was ranked as the 7th richest golfer, with Tiger Woods topping the list.
Quick Facts About Bubba Watson
Real Name – Gerry Lester Watson Jr
Nickname – Bubba Watson
Date of birth – November 5, 1978
Place of birth – Baghdad, Florida
Profession – Golfer
Kids – Caleb and Dakota
Height – six feet three inches
Weight -82 kg
Net worth – 30 million dollars.