Bubba on being assistant: Greatest thing I’ve done


CHASKA, Minn. – Bubba Watson, you may recall, hit one of the most incredible shots in major championship history. You know, the hooked wedge on the first playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters?

According to Watson, that’s not the top moment in his golf career. Nor is it winning his second green jacket two years later. Being an assistant captain of a winning Ryder Cup, he says, takes the cake.

“I told the guys last night, this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done in golf,” Watson said. “Finally I found that my place on the team is to help. A couple guys called me and said, ‘Bubba, I need you by my side, shoulder-to-shoulder.’ And the last couple days, that’s what I did. And it was a dream come true for me. I’m so happy for this team.

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“They took me with open arms and let me be a part of it. This is absolutely amazing. The greatest thing that I’ve ever done in my career and been a part of.”

Watson went on to say that the two things he wanted to accomplish most in the game were to be in the World Golf Hall of Fame and be a Ryder Cup captain. The two Masters victories are likely to help him accomplish the first goal. This week, even though he was a last-minute addition as an assistant, he accomplished the other.