As we focus on the story lines headed into the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, we keep coming back to the wonderful story of Bubba's second win at the Masters this year and the testimony it proclaims about his new life as a Christ Follower, his new character and attitude as well as his new heart that reaches out to so many and turns their hearts to him.
In this wonderful article written shortly after Bubba's win this April, the writer captures alot of the emotion, but, more importantly, an clearer inside look at the new, real Bubba Watson. You can read the entire article here.....
“So when you think about that, it’s an accomplishment for a guy named Bubba, with my mom, my upbringing. My year, my career was complete after that win.
“So yeah, obviously I was going to hang over. Never been drunk before (he is a teetotaller), but (it was) a hangover from the green jacket.… You know, I do everything my way. I learned the game my way. I figured it out my way.”
On 2012 and 2013, he admitted sponsor days and signing tens of thousands of pin flags too affected him. “I flew to (golf equipment maker) Ping; I did a Ping day. I talked to every worker there, signed 5,000, 10,000 flags.”
And the final stanza—on his tears. Again he was candid: “The day that I got my Tour card, it was the Nationwide Tour back then. And I cried, I could never do an interview. I was the last man to get the Tour card, and I couldn’t get a word out because, I mean, what a blessing.
“So for me, it’s a dream to be on the PGA Tour. It’s a dream to win, and winning any tournament is a big deal. Winning the green jacket is a little bit bigger deal. So, yeah, I’m going to cry, because why me? Why Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida? Why is he winning? So I just always ask the question why, why me.
“That’s why I’m always going to cry, you know. I’ll probably cry again tonight sometime, just thinking about it,” said Watson, who now lives in a mansion, previously owned by Tiger Woods, in Isleworth in Windermere, Florida. Talk of ironies!"
Like I said, we can't get enough of Bubba. We pray we'll see more of him as he receives this years' U.S. Open trophy.
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V. Krishnaswamy is the author of Sachin—A Hundred Hundreds Now.