Bubba (Gerry Lester, Jr) Watson was born on November 5, 1978 in Bagdad, Florida, near Pensacola. He played on the golf team at Milton High School, and later played golf for Faulkner State Community College in nearby Baldwin County, Alabama. There he was a junior college All-American. He transferred to the University of Georgia, the defending NCAA champions, and played for the Bulldogs in 2000 and 2001. 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. He finished 21st on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2005, making him the last player to qualify for the following year's PGA Tour. 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 with Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank. Watson tearfully dedicated the win to his parents, specifically his father who was battling cancer. Watson's first major championship win came at the 2012 Masters Tournament, and then he won his second Masters in 2014 Masters by three shots, with a score of −8.
Masters Tournament Winner 2012, 2014
U.S. Open T5: 2007
The Open Championship T23: 2012
PGA Championship 2nd: 2010
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