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Watson loses his cool…Again

Bubba Watson acts like a spoiled child at Valhalla

Fresh off his on course antics a few weeks ago at the Open, Bubba Watson had another one of his all too familiar toys out of the cot moments at Valhalla on Friday.
On the 16th hole of his second round the worsening weather had worsened his mood. That’s when Bubba started complaining to Ted Scott, his long-suffering caddie.

“I can’t play golf, man,” Watson said. “I got nothing.”

Nothing? Nothing but a running score of three under par, which at the time put him just a few strokes behind McIlroy, in the lead at six under. The course had taken on plenty of water, and Watson was complaining about its effect on his equipment.

“Water on the clubface. Water on the clubface, bro. I’ve got no chance,” he said.

Yet Watson was still 3-under -- and remarkably unhappy about it. His tee shot on the par-5 18th sailed long and right. As it landed in the water hazard, Watson's despondence reached new heights.

“It doesn’t matter what I do, man. It doesn’t matter. It’s f—king horseshit,” he said.

Watson did not talk to the media after the round, but he apologized for his behavior on Twitter an hour later saying
“Sorry for my actions today! Trying to get better as person. Thanks to all who support me. #YallDontGiveUpOnMe”

Friday’s behavior from Watson was just the latest in a week’s worth of oddities. The longest player on Tour elected to pass up on the recently revived PGA Long Drive Contest -- a fun competition for charity held during Tuesday's practice round -- by hitting 3-iron off the 10th tee instead of his iconic pink driver.

"I don't see that we should have a competition like that while we're playing a practice round and learning the golf course, trying to win a great championship," he said. "There's no reason to make something up in the middle of the practice round like that. That's just me. Like it or not, that's just who I am. That's just what I think. … I'm here to win a championship. I'm not here to goof around."

But that wasn’t all. During the opening round, Watson told his caddie not provide on-course TV commentators with his club selection or distance to the hole. It is by no means a requirement that caddies help on course television crews by providing their club selection or distances, but it’s something that many caddies do to improve the experience for those viewing from home.
Bubba seems to have a serious chip on his shoulder these days.


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