REAL MEN DO CRY… AND WEAR PINK- AN EMOTIONAL BUBBA WATSON WINS THE MASTERS
Looking like a page out of The Preppy Handbook, tearful new father and Masters Champion Bubba Watson wore his emotions on his sleeve after a thrilling final round Sunday performance. And that sleeve just happens to belong to golf’s most coveted honor -The Green Jacket. While most people had their eye on crowd favorites Phil Mickelson or Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson charged up the leader board with drives that were “Bubba Long” ….thanks to his new hot pink driver and precision like short game. Bubba tied reigning U.S. Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, who made a double eagle on # 2, the fourth in Masters Tournament history, during regulation play with a score of 10 under par. Bubba hit a miraculous recovery shot after a wayward drive on the second playoff hole that led to a par and his first major championship victory. Watson wasn’t always able to recover after a bad shot. In a recent candid interview with golf’s most colorful announcer David Feherty, Bubba admitted to once having a terrible time controlling his temper after a missed shot. He would often fly into fits of rage on the course basically having mini meltdowns that left him looking and feeling bad. Bubba has worked hard on transforming himself and credits his faith and family for his success. Chicks Love Sports is glad that Mr. Watson has traded his frustration for patience and his negativity for gratitude… Besides, Billy Payne and the patrons had their share of club kicking on #16!
Chick Feed: The Green Jacket tradition began in 1937 when members of Augusta National were encouraged to wear the green jackets so they could be easily identifiable to the public as a helpful source of information. In 1949, the first Green Jacket was awarded to a Masters Champion Sam Snead. Sam Snead won three Green Jackets in the years 1949, 1952 and 1954.