Bubba Watson is an American professional tennis player and former No.2 on the Official World Golf Ranking, which he reached in February 2022. He has also won the Masters Tournament twice in 2012 and again in 2014. In 2022, Watson started playing for the LIV Golf Series.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson Jr. was born on November 5, 1978, in Bagdad, Florida. He currently resides in Pensacola, Florida. He is named after pro football player Bubba Smith.

Height / weight 1.91 m / 82 kg
Born 5 Nov 1978
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Bubba
Official Site https://www.bubbawatson.com/

He is a member of a boyband the “Golf Boys”, which includes other golfers Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, and Ben Crane. They have a single on YouTube. It was produced by the Farmers Insurance Group.


Watson became a professional golfer in 2002. He started his career in the Nationwide Tour. In 2005, he made it to the PGA Tour. He won his first PGA Title in 2010, the Travelers Championship. His first major win came in 2012. Watson won the Masters Tournament, winning against Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.

He won the Masters Tournament again in 2014, winning by three strokes ahead of Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth. His latest PGA Tour title came in 2018, He won the Travelers Championship for the third time in his career.

In 2022, Watson began playing in the LIV Golf Series. He announced his retirement from the PGA Tour in August of that year.

Career Highlights

Number of Wins by Tour

  • PGA Tour - 12
  • European Tour - 4
  • Other - 2

Best Results in Major Championships

  • Masters Tournament - Won: 2012, 2014
  • PGA Championship - 2nd: 2010
  • U.S. Open - T5: 2007
  • The Open Championship - T23: 2012

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