SAN FRANCISCO – Bubba Watson never fell in love with The Olympic Club and it was abundantly obvious.
The 2012 Masters champ played much better Friday at the U.S. Open and shot 1-over 71 but he was swinging for the fences and had nothing to lose after shooting a sloppy 78 Thursday in the opening round.
The 9-over 149 total missed the cut by a shot, but on the bright side, he’ll get to spend his first Father’s Day at home this year with new son Caleb.
Watson, who at times looks disinterested in golf, could’ve really packed it in during the second round, especially after bogeys on Nos. 5, 8 and 13. But he hung tough and made birdies on two of the last three holes to make a run at making the cut.
But it wasn’t to be and he was a shot short.