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Watson taking a break until British

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CROMWELL, Conn. – Prior to the Memorial Tournament, Bubba Watson had one publicly stated goal: Finish 18th or better in every single tournament this year.

It was a realistic goal, too; in his first nine starts of the season, Watson had indeed finished no lower than T-18, including – of course – his victory at the Masters.

That goal vanished at Muirfield Village, where he missed the cut, and was compounded at last week’s U.S. Open, where he missed another.

At the Travelers Championship, though, Watson got back on track, finishing in a share of second place at the event where he won his first career PGA Tour title back in 2010.

“All in all, it was a great day. Came up a little short, but it was good,” he said after a second straight 65 on the weekend. “It’s good to get back and get under the gun and get under the pressure and get back to where I was starting at the beginning of the year.”

Watson revealed that he will skip each of the next three scheduled PGA Tour events, next competing at The Open Championship.