Bubba Watson is a professional golfer from the United States of America who currently plies his trade as a member player in the US PGA Tour. Watson is among the very few left handed strikers in sport at this time and he is also a multiple major winner, having won the Augusta Masters twice in 2012 and 2014.
Among the longest drivers of the ball currently a part of the PGA Tour, Watson had a average drive of 315.2 yards back in 2007 and he is capable of hitting the ball over a distance of 350 yards as well, generating tremendous ball speeds of up to 194 miles an hour.
Watson had a very promising amateur career and by 2003, he turned professional and earned a membership card for the Nationwide Tour where he played for two years until 2005. He finished that season at 21st on the Money List for the Nationwide Tour, which made him the last player to secure qualification to the PGA Tour for the following season.
The making of Bubba Watson was, however, at the 2007 edition of the US Open as he reached the final group on the Saturday and at one point, was just one stroke off the lead before a string of disappointing shots saw him slip first to third and then fourth before going on to finish tied for fifth place.
But Bubba Watson had to wait till 2010 to secure his first win on the PGA Tour when he won the Travellers Championship and went on to dedicate the victory to his parents, and especially his father who beat cancer.
Watson has been a regular member of the United States Ryder Cup team since he broke into the limelight and is one of the most promising players for the team.