Tired Bubba meets goal, just wants to be a father


AVONDALE, La. – Bubba Watson has finished his first tournament since winning the Masters three weeks ago. Now he wants to go home and be a father for the first time.

'I just want to go home and then see what it feels like to be a real dad and be there and support my wife and everything,' Watson said Sunday. 'So, that's where I really want to be right now.'

Watson closed the Zurich Classic with 2-under 70, finishing T-18 and extending a stated goal of finishing every event this season at that threshold or better. He was pleased to fight through homesickness, mild indifference and exhaustion to land that finish.

'Pretty good week being tired, coming back for the first time after winning the Masters, all this different media attention, you know, all the stuff that comes with it,' he said. 'It's something you got to get used to. Wears on you, tires you out. Somehow, I finished in the top 20. A lot of guys wished they did that. Not a bad week.'

Watson will skip the Wells Fargo Championship next week, then is set to compete next at The Players Championship and the Memorial Tournament. The schedule, however, is subject to change.

'That's where I'm supposed to be. That's where I'm scheduled to play. We're going to go home and evaluate and see where we're at,' he said.