Altvater: Bubba Watson glad to be back for Memorial TournamentWritten by Fred Altvater | | BackNine@toledofreepress.com
Bubba Watson is at Muirfield Village this week for Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Golf Tournament.
Bubba was T-18 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in his only other start since his win at the Masters in early April.
He met with the press on Tuesday and was jovial, upbeat and very candid with the golf media.
He made it through the entire interview without crying once.
He has been busy adjusting to family life with his newly adopted son and the increased fame from his Masters win.
Bubba and his wife are still completing the lengthy adoption process because of the extensive paperwork involved with the change of his Arizona address to his new Florida address.
Bubba still thinks it is “cool” that the press wants to talk to him and is interested in what he has to say.
He took 2½ weeks off and since then has been playing and practicing at his new home at Isleworth in Orlando.
Watson expects to hit some quality shots, make the cut on Friday, and be top 25 at the Memorial.
He said his game is all about driving the ball well off of the tee: “Everything revolves around good tee shots.”
When asked about the U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco, “I have heard reports that it is unplayable, so I can’t wait to get there,” then chuckled.
After watching Bubba hit 140-yard wedge shots on the range Tuesday morning, it appears that time off and fatherhood are good for his golf game.
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