Before Riviera win, Watson passed kidney stone

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LOS ANGELES – It turns out Bubba Watson’s eventful week in L.A. – which featured a cameo appearance on Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” and a one-stroke victory at the Northern Trust Open – was more hectic than originally thought.

Watson said following his victory over Adam Scott and Jason Kokrak at Riviera Country Club that he spent Monday in the doctor’s office having a CT scan, which discovered a kidney stone.

“Sunday morning [at Pebble Beach], playing with the kids, I had to go take a bathroom break, and red liquid came out,” Watson said. “I said, ‘This ain't right.’”



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Watson said he passed the kidney stone on Monday and that his doctor cleared him to play.

It was the second time Watson has had to deal with kidney stones during a tournament and he said having gone through the experience once before didn’t make things any easier.

“No pain, [but] I'm already a head case, so my thoughts of seeing red liquids coming out, I thought I was dying, basically, without pain,” he laughed on Sunday following his second victory at Riviera in three years.