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Bubba Watson
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Personal information
Full name Gerry Watson
Nickname Bubba
Born November 5, 1978 (1978-11-05) (age 31)
Bagdad, Florida
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Faulkner State Community College
University of Georgia
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Major tour wins 1
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters T20: 2008
U.S. Open T5: 2007
Open Championship CUT: 2009
PGA Championship 70th: 2008

Gerry "Bubba" Watson (born November 5, 1978) is an American professional golfer.

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Amateur career

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.

Professional career

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.

Professional wins (1)

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Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T20 42
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP T5 CUT T18
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP CUT 70 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

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