The PGA Tour went to Palm Springs and the “Crosby Clambake” broke out, which might explain a leaderboard that has less championship experience than the New York Jets.
Joe Ogilvie is the only player among the top 5 with a Tour title, and if you had to pick a winner based entirely on resume Tim Clark would likely get the nod. On pure karma, however, Bubba Watson is difficult to ignore.
The big lefty is 109 events into what can only be considered a slow-starting career and he may have finally figured out the secret between winning and losing on Tour thanks to a recent epiphany.
“I've been a christian for a few years now and I wasn't acting like a christian on the golf course,” Watson said Saturday. “It just wasn't the right thing to do. I let myself down, my family down. It looked bad.”
That’s what Dr. Phil, who tees off just before Watson on Sunday at PGA West, would call “owning it.”