"Is Bubba A Horse For No Particular Course?"
Upon reading Rex Hoggard’s coverage of Bubba winning The Hero World Challenge it appears that Geoff asked himself, “Is Bubba A Horse For No Particular Course?”
Given that Bubba has won on different golf course designs; Augusta National, Torrey Pines, Trump National Doral it does suggest that his unique style and imaginative shot making makes him different to the alleged clones. And perhaps explains why Bubba is different and can play well on different designs. Although as another Shackelford commentator suggested not so well at links course’s like St Andrews.
“Bubba tames Albany course he didn't care for”
Winning and coming close on all sorts of courses can be explained and yet when reflecting on Rex Hoggard’s headline it becomes even more remarkable that Bubba can win on a course he did not care and in the process beat the best in the form of Jordan Spieth who reportedly said, “Bubba will like it, there's nothing blocking the tee shots.”
But there again according to Rex, “Watson explained that Albany’s greens were too small for his liking, comparing them to those at RBC Heritage at Harbour Town on Hilton Head, where he hasn’t played since 2007.
No big ballpark specialist
Rex writes, “While Albany certainly qualifies as a Bubba-approved venue, it would be a disservice to the quirky 37-year-old to label him a big ballpark specialist,” and Rex proceeds to support his suggestion.
“He’s won the Travelers Championship twice – which is played at TPC River Highlands, one of the circuit’s shortest layouts (6,841 yards) – and the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, widely considered a ball-striker’s paradise.” And then concludes his summation with, “There are a handful of places where “Bubba Golf” is the perfect mix of power and originality. After his show this week at the Hero World Challenge, he can add Albany to that list, but Watson is much more than simply a horse for a specific course.”
Links to Geoff’s blog and Rex Hoggard
Quote of the Day
“It’s having fun, right? And that’s what we should be doing, having fun and hitting shots.”
– Bubba Watson defining what is, “Bubba golf”