It was a marvelous Masters that was all about over after Jordan Spieth slipped up on #8 and #9 while Bubba birdied both and played magnificently over the back nine where the Masters is normally won. Bubba didn't disappoint.
I marveled as I watched the demeanor of Bubba and the way in which he shook off the difficulties and challenges (James 1) encountered as well as the way in which he competed against a young, energetic and extremely talented Jordan Spieth. Weren't we all aware of Bubba's former propensity to express his frustration with mistakes and "bad-bounces" and how it would effect his performances in the past. (My comment; this is an expression of spiritual maturity; I believe this is very true! Praise Him!!)
It was a wonderful thing to see as Bubba dropped birdie putts on top of Jordan's, or, even, when Jordan had "stuffed" an approach on #6 and Bubba, putting first, nailed the treacherous putt to avoid the loss of momentum. Or when Jordan blasted out of the bunker on #4 and "canned it" with one of the most memorable shots in Masters history, how Bubba, calmly and collectively drained his own putt on top of that shot. In fact, the tee shot itself by Bubba on #4 was also memorable. Amazing golf to watch. The confidence with which Bubba slammed the drive on #13, some 330+ yards over the trees to set up a short iron to the par 5. Jordan was quoted as saying something like; that was the most incredible drive I've ever seen. I was amazed at the length and the confidence that he had in his swing. Can you imagine how difficult it is to square the clubface with that driver on a consistent basis and hit it where he wants to with such ferocity and as Frank Nobilo said; "All elbows and arms". The suppleness to his swing is amazing and under pressure to boot!!
This, indeed, is another wonderful performance by Bubba Watson and a testament to the maturity of a man who has his priorities in order and is leading his fellow Tour Players not only on the course, but, in life as well.
We are quite proud of Bubba for his Masters win, indeed, but, even more so for how he is succeeding in real life.
Can't wait to see him at the U.S. Open in Pinehurst 8 1/2 weeks!!!
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Blessings to you all!