Nick Watneys major league trip


They may call him “Rube” – a reference to the “Major League II” character Rube Baker – and he may be making his first trip to the Far East, but Nick Watney is looking every bit the international man.

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Watney made it look easy with an opening-round 64 at the WGC-HSBC Champions on Thursday in China, but there was nothing easy about his trip across the Pacific.

Watney, who is going to fly home to California after the HSBC for two weeks before returning to China for the World Cup, had to apply for a double-Visa for his Asian odyssey and will complete his worldly whirlwind with a tournament in South Africa to finish his season.

Not a bad lineup, for a rube.