Produced Gerry Lester Watson Jr. in 1978, Bubba began playing golf as a kid. In 2006, Watson joined the PGA Tour. He scored his first success in 2010 at the Travelers Championship.
His fascination with the sport grown at an early age also it became an all-consuming fire. His dad Gerry took him to a golf course for the very first time when he was six. The youthful golf savant spent years hitting wiffle balls in his yard, practicing daily. “Instead of playing with trucks out in the yard, I Had play having a ball as well as a golf club,” explained Watson.
Without any proper lessons, the Milton High School grad made an impressive showing as an amateur. He was named first-team junior college All American while playing for Faulkner State Community College.
Watson began his professional career on the Nationwide Tour in 2001. For the initial couple of years, he neglected to make much of a showing. In 2004, Watson appeared to be gaining momentum with two second-place finishes that season.
In 2006, the lefthanded Watson moved up the PGA Tour. Still a tournament title eluded him until 2010. In June of this year, Watson won the Travelers Championship. He dedicated this success to his dad who had been fighting cancer. He also was picked to play in the prestigious Ryder Cup that October. But along with all this great news arrived a horrible loss. Watson’s dad passed away in October at the same time. The devoutly Christian golfer added, “God gave my family my greatest year & worst year!”
In 2011, Watson won two more tournaments on the tour. He won the Farmers Insurance Open in January as well as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans that May. Watson made a remarkable shot in the woods to win the title as well as the honour of wearing the occasion’s distinguishing green coat.
Watson was overcome by emotion at this significant triumph, which indicated his coming to the very best grade of the golf world. “I have never had a wish go this far, therefore I can not say it is a wish come true,” he said about his success. Watson’s aspirations for the future stay uncomplicated and clear-cut. “Hopefully I keep getting the fire to play golf and keep doing what I am doing,” he said.
In April 2014, Watson won his second Masters title at Augusta National Golf Club, defeating Jordan Spieth using a final round 69. Watson won his second masters in just 36 months, an accomplishment attained by just three other golfers, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jack Nicklaus.
She’s a former professional basketball player. The couple adopted a son, Caleb, in March 2012.