Bubba Watson (FJ golf shoes, SPIDR2 glove) rallied from six strokes behind to beat fellow FJ player Scott Verplank (FJ ReelFit golf shoes) on the second playoff hole to earn his first PGA TOUR victory Sunday at the Travelers Championship. Watson's win was the first Tour win for the new SPIDR2 glove. After sinking a 3-footer for par on the par-3 16th to win it, Watson hugged his wife, Angie, and began crying. He said he was so nervous, he could not feel his arms on the final putt."For me to get into a playoff after shooting 4 under was unreal, and to somehow make that par putt to win was unreal," said Watson, who had the largest comeback on the TOUR since Padraig Harrington also came from six back to win the 2007 British Open.Verplank left his tee shot short of the green on the second playoff hole and missed an 8-foot par putt. Watson, who had a 48-footer for birdie, was able to steady his nerves enough to get it close.Watson almost won on the first playoff hole, hitting a sand wedge on his approach within an inch of the cup from 128-yards out.
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396 yard drive? Cart path or not, he drove it 330 on the fly. Congratulations and I will be praying for his father and his battle with cancer. Great winner.
So glad for Bubba!! Unbelieveable how he kept his composure to make the putt to get into the playoff and then hit the shot to close it out! Appreciated the emotion and pray his father gets well soon!
I was so glad to see Bubba finally win. I sure would like to see that guy hit a drive. I can't imagine the sound the impact must make. He did well keeping his cool. Under that kind of pressure, I bet I would've missed that 3 inch putt... Way to go Bubba!
Congrats to Bubba on his 1st win. It took a playoff but he played hard to get to that point. Many more Bubba.
WAY TO GO BUBBA!!!
LOVE IT THAT HE WORE THE NEW SPIDR2 GLOVE. A FANTASTIC PIECE OF WORK.
Just imagine if he had a new 910 series driver......we're looking @ 400+
it's amazing because he's such an emotional player and he was truly rewarded for his victory
i'm thrilled for bubba!
great job! well done!
A little late with the conratulations, but my compliments to Watson on his first win. Great to see his win with the Spider2 glove and now maybe he'll become another tour player to represent the finest in Golf gear.