Weary Watson makes it to the weekend


AVONDALE, La. – Bubba Watson will see the weekend at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson shot a second consecutive round of 1-under 71 to make the cut on the number in his title defense and first tournament since winning the Masters.

'I'm very happy about it,' Watson said Friday.

For a second day, the Masters champion admitted to being drained mentally and physically since winning his first major.

'Mentally, I've lost focus just about every shot so I'm trying to figure it out. Just not really right right now. I want to be home with my son and wife,' he said. 'After the Masters win we really haven't had time to celebrate and think about what happened and living this dream out. It's just tiring.'

As PGA champion Keegan Bradley suggested at the start of the week, Watson is suddenly thrust into a world of more attention – even if he shoots a pedestrian round.

'It's overwhelming. I'm not really focused on golf. It's something you got to learn from and hopefully get better with it,' Watson said.

Longing to be home with his adopted newborn son and wife, who cannot leave their home in Florida while the adoption process in finalized, Watson may be seen less on Tour for a while.

Asked if he was strongly considering altering his schedule to afford himself more time at home, Watson smiled and emphatically said, 'Yes.'