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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) By Luke Kerr-Dineen It’s a Ryder Cup year which means—right on cue!—the U.S. team’s best putter is going through the worst putting slump of his career. ...
Winning the Genesis Open was maybe the least interesting thing Bubba Watson did all week, and we’ll prove it
If the only thing Bubba Watson did this week was win the Genesis Open, well that would be impressive all by itself. But it wasn't the half of it.
Ben Hogan and Bubba Watson. They’re two names that, at first glance, wouldn’t seem to belong in the same sentence.
Watch Bubba Watson’s final-round birdie from the bunker that helped propel him to a third win at Riviera
There are moments during a tournament when you know it’s going to be your week. For Bubba Watson, one of those came on Sunday at Riviera Country Club when the two-time winner of the Genesis Open holed out from the bunker on the par-3 14th for a birdie.
If any doubts crept in about Bubba Watson’s greatness during his difficult last few years on the PGA Tour, he put them to bed on Sunday at the Genesis Open, posting a final-round two-under 69 to capture his 10th career victory, and his third at Riviera Country Club.
After serving as a last-minute assistant captain for the United State at the Ryder Cup two years ago, Bubba Watson said he is motivated to be back for this year’s matches in France.
While the results haven’t quite been there this season, Bubba Watson felt his game was still on an upward trend coming into the Genesis Open. Point proven thus far.
Dustin Johnson’s usual weekend form at Riviera allows him to climb into contention at the Genesis Open
Since 2009, no other player has shot lower at Riviera Country Club on the weekend than Dustin Johnson. A two-time winner of the Genesis Open, including a year ago, he is a combined 43 under over the final two rounds.
A top-five finish at this week’s Genesis Open would likely secure Cameron Smith a spot in the WGC-Mexico Championship later this month. It would also go a long way toward securing a spot in the Masters.
Rory McIlroy: Tiger gives up two shots a tournament with rowdiness from the enormous crowds he attracts
From shouts of “Mashed Potatoes!” to “Guinness!” among other lame yell-as-loud-as-you-can moments—some of which took place during or almost instantaneous to various shots—it had an impact.