|Full name||Gerry Watson|
|Born||November 5, 1978
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|College||Faulkner State Community
University of Georgia
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Major tour wins||1|
|Best results in
|The Masters||T20: 2008|
|U.S. Open||T5: 2007|
|Open Championship||CUT: 2009|
|PGA Championship||70th: 2008|
Watson was born in Bagdad, Florida. He played golf for Faulkner State Community College in Alabama, where he was a junior college All-American. After that he played golf at the University of Georgia in 2000 and 2001. While at Georgia, he helped lead the Bulldogs to a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2000.
Watson turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour where he would play until 2005. He finished 21st on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2005, making him the last player to qualify for the 2006 PGA Tour. As a rookie on the PGA Tour, he earned $1,019,264 (90th overall) and led the PGA Tour in driving distance (319.6 yards). His longest ever drive on the PGA Tour was a 398 yard drive at the 2006 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Watson played well at the 2007 U.S. Open. He was in the final group on the Saturday after shooting rounds of 70-71 (+1) at Oakmont Country Club. He was one stroke off the lead at the start of the third round but then slipped, shooting 74 (+4) in the third and fourth rounds. He finished in a tie for fifth.
Watson is one of the few left-handed golfers on tour. He is ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Watson had his own clothing line called Bubba Golf at the former Steve & Barry's.
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.