DORAL, Fla. – All one needed to know about Bubba Watson’s Friday round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship could be summed up with one hole.
“I sliced driver off the tee behind a tree, had 136 (yards) hole. So I took out a wide-open 9-iron, aimed it about 40 yards to the right. Sliced it out of the rough to about, I don't know, 8 feet,” said Watson, whose round featured nine birdies, an eagle and a bogey.
“Who draws it up that way? The sad thing is I could see that in my head.”
Bubba Watson plays golf like jazz that you laugh at, to pinch a line from “30 Rock’s” Tracy Jordan. His second-round 62 is one stroke off the course record on a course he quickly admits “doesn’t really suit me.”
Despite his distaste for the layout, Watson’s power seems to play well at Doral. He played the par 5s in 5 under on Friday and according to playing partner Justin Rose he is able to take lines off of tees that other players would never consider.
“I was amazed at how many times he hit driver out here. He hit driver more than I did,” said Rose, who played with Watson on Days 1 and 2. “It's fun to watch. Obviously he's got great control out of Bermuda (rough).”