CROMWELL, Conn. – With 12 PGA Tour titles including a pair at the Masters, by all accounts Bubba
The record is a little less than stellar, however, when it comes to his 12 previous PGA Championship appearances that include five missed cuts. He’s been in contention only once, in 2010 when he lost a playoff to Martin Kaymer.
So it should come as no surprise that he is as happy as anyone to get the August date and “glory’s last
With the new spot in May and at Bethpage Black, which hosted the U.S. Open in 2002
“You’re hitting driver a lot,” Watson said yesterday at TPC River Highlands, where he took part in a
“The British Open, I haven’t done well at all, and it’s a lot of irons off the tees, blind shots. … For me, I like to get the driver out and get a full swing in and get the blood flowing and get the body loosened up.”
The field will be taking on a Bethpage Black course that will play 7,459 yards as par 70, same as the U.S. Opens. In a regular tour event, the course is a par 71, but the USGA and PGA play the seventh hole as a par-4 at 524 yards.
Watson always has been able to bomb the ball and is seventh this year in driving distance at 311 yards. He is third in shots gained against the rest of the field off the tee.
“This is a golf course where you’re talking about length is a good advantage. You’ve got to be able to hit
Bethpage Black has been on the receiving end of plenty of rain recently, including each of the past two
The chance of having all of the top 100 players in the world teeing it up in the same tournament went