Bubba Watson

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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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Submitted by MARCIA A LEAR (not verified) on

I thought you were extremely brave to let everyone watching know about your fears. I think most people in your position tend to hide their imperfections. No one is perfect so, I applaud your open and honest interview. We (the public) hold our athletes and celebrities to higher standards because, of their unique gift. Often leaving out the human element which of course, is the same for every person. The old saying "he still puts his pants on one leg at a time" comes to mind. We forget that you, too are humans and endure the same trials and tribulations as everyone else. I really like you, Bubba Watson, never thought any other way. You are different and that is a wonderful thing! It is to be embraced not, explained away. Some of the greatest minds and talents in the world were different. That's not because, they are not 'normal." It was because they were "extraordinary!" Bubba Watson you are an "extraordinary man" and that you can not nor should you try to change.

Submitted by Carol Sellars (not verified) on

Go Bubba!! Your mom’s dad, your grandpa and my grandpa were brothers. My grandpa was Lloyd Rampley. Your’s was Ernie The other brothers were Roy, Galen and Their parents were Louis and Sarah. They are buried in West Point Illinois. They lived in Bowen Illinois.
Just wanted to say Hi!!

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