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Bubba takes huge shortcut on 406-yard par 4

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When you average more than 306 yards off the tee, chances are you'll be tempted to cut a dogleg every now and then.

That's exactly what Bubba Watson did on the 406-yard, par-4 ninth hole Thursday at the Travelers.

Instead of bunting it down the fairway, Watson smashed a 354-yard drive over the dogleg and in front of the green. He got up-and-down for birdie and a 4-under-par opening nine.