Bubba Watson is a strange and complex man. He portrays himself as a good old boy, a man of strong Christian faith, a family man, an Everyman.
I was rooting for him on my 40th birthday last year during The Masters. He broke through and won. He was crying with his family on the 18th green after his victory. I was really starting to like him.
One year later, I think he's a horses ass.
I saw him on Feherty being a total braggart. Spends big money on a authentic General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard TV show. He was so cocky. Then there's the $525,000 watch on his wrist. Only so few were made and he made sure he got one.
He threw out the first pitch at a Yankee game last week. Anyone on the planet would have been in awe to do such a thing. Not Bubba. He went on to say it was no big deal. He pitched in school many years ago, and by the way, he mentioned he was one of the best.
Then there was today. He was leading the Travelers Championship by a stroke at the 16th hole. He hit the ball into the water, hit his drop shot over the green, and then proceeded to triple bogey the hole. He blamed his caddie for miss- clubbing him and giving him the wrong yardage. The CBS microphones picked up the whole verbal bashing he gave to his caddie, in front of a national TV audience. David Fehrety said it best, "Hey Bud, you swung the club, not your caddie."
I read he lost a lot of fans today. Count me as one of them.