Gerry Watson, aka “Bubba Watson,” is a professional American golfer who is best known for being one of the very few lefty golfers on the PGA Tour. Born on November 5, 1978, in Bagdad, Florida, Watson has also been recognized as one of the players in the Top 100 Official World Golf Rankings.

As an amateur, Watson’s talent in playing golf shone while he was studying at Faulkner State Community College in Alabama. At the time, his prowess enabled him to become a junior college All American. Soon after that, he transferred to the University of Georgia and played there in 2000 and 2001. While he was at Georgia, he was able to lead the Bulldogs to reach the 2000 Southeastern Conference Championship.

In 2003, Watson turned pro and soon joined the Nationwide Tour. There, he played until 2005, and was able to land on the 21st place on the money list in 2005. This ranking enabled him to qualify for the PGA Tour in 2006.

Position Tight End
Born Jan 6, 1978
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Bubba
Team History
New York Jets New York Jets 2008 - 2009
Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 2000 - 2007

During his first year in the PGA Tour, Watson landed on the 90th place overall money list, and was able to lead the rest in terms of driving distance. His longest drive on the PGA Tour was at the 2010 Sony Open where he had a 416 yard drive.

So far, Watson has 2 professional wins and has appeared in all of the Major Championships. However, he has not yet won a single one.

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