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Bubba Watson Love Him or Hate Him? 4 years 9 months ago #105651

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I used to be a big fan of Bubba Watson when from when he first won his first tournament up until a short while ago. I used to buy into his whole family man, great guy persona that he was giving off. Over the past several months, starting with this survey among tour players (espn.go.com/golf/masters15/story/_/id/12...r-secret-survey-data) where he was the most common person they would not help in a fight, has really got me questioning him. His constant complaining on the course when he hits a bad shot and blames the wind, mud on the ball, or his caddie is just rubbing me the wrong way. Then there was an interaction with a fan yesterday where the fan suggested a shot and Bubba went with a high sand wedge instead and hit a wonderful shot. He then decided to tell the fan "Well, that's why you're on that side of the ropes". In my opinion, there is no need for that and was just being a jerk. He is a top 5 player in the world, you're supposed to pull off great shots. I also searched the web for some articles and found many where his behavior and attitude are just unacceptable.

I don't know if it is just me, but Bubba just comes off as fake and I can't take him seriously anymore. His whole routine that he wants the fans to see via interviews or social media just doesn't do it for me, which is sad because he's such a good player and just seemed like he was humble small town guy that would be easy to root for. When I dug a bit deeper into this topic it is clear to me that there are good reasons the media and other players are not the biggest fans of Bubba, and now neither am I.

Anyways, just wanted to give my opinion on this and see what you guys thought of him as well.
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Bubba Watson Love Him or Hate Him? 4 years 9 months ago #105656

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Love him. He is an everyday Joe. I think people can relate
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Re:Bubba Watson Love Him or Hate Him? 4 years 9 months ago #105657

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I was indifferent until i saw hiw he acted towards fans at the PGA Championship at Valhalla last year. Went on one of the practice days to scope out where we were going to gravitate to on Sunday. I watched almost every player there walking off the course or between holes sign autographs for the kids that were around the course. Except Bubba. I watched him spurn high fives and autographs to several young fans. Thise kids look up to him and he couldnt take 2 minutes during a practice round like everyone else to sign a few autographs and shake a few hands. Couldn't stand him from then on

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smitty223 wrote:
I was indifferent until i saw hiw he acted towards fans at the PGA Championship at Valhalla last year. Went on one of the practice days to scope out where we were going to gravitate to on Sunday. I watched almost every player there walking off the course or between holes sign autographs for the kids that were around the course. Except Bubba. I watched him spurn high fives and autographs to several young fans. Thise kids look up to him and he couldnt take 2 minutes during a practice round like everyone else to sign a few autographs and shake a few hands. Couldn't stand him from then on

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I root against him, he's a doosh, big time. When I lived in Hawaii, I went to the Sony every year and saw him act EXACTLY like you have described. I am not a fan. Keep in mind that I also was up and close to Lorena Ochoa when she was NUMBER ONE in the world and she was kind, courteous and giving. I know it's not fair to compare 2 different golfers, but I don't care, Lorena set the standard in my eyes. Bubba is a great golfer, so was Tiger, that doesn't mean that they are admirable people.
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Re:Bubba Watson Love Him or Hate Him? 4 years 9 months ago #105668

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I used to like bubba..until that "UR welcome" phrase he started doing and him going off on his caddie Ted Scott during a round because he hit a bad shot..he is a very talented golfer..but I believe he's scum and thinks he's better than everybody that's on "our side of the ropes"..dude u make rap music..on social networks all the time doing crazy stuff..but when they wanted to do a long drive competition..u said no..and said u wanted to be taken more seriously..no sir..he's a joke in my eyes..but also a good golfer!
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I don't like Bubba. He may be a talented player but his behaviors (blame the caddy, blame everything but himself, ...) just negate all that.
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