Bubba golf: Drive for dough, putt for show


You drive for show and putt for dough? Well, maybe not anymore.

Bubba Watson has a chance to turn that old adage on its head.

Watson leads the PGA Tour in driving distance with an average of 313.1 yards per drive. He is 165th in strokes gained putting, but he leads the PGA Tour in money winnings with $3,124,000.

Nobody has ever led the Tour in driving distance and also won the PGA Tour money title, not since the Tour began keeping detailed stats in 1980.

Yeah, it’s still awfully early in 2012, but Watson’s game defies convention in so many ways. It would be just like him to drive for dough and putt for show on his way to the money title.