Bubba Watson appeared on ESPN's ''College GameDay'' show before the Georgia-LSU game at Sanford Stadium Saturday afternoon, and had about as good a day as you can have.
He appeared before a huge – and hugely enthusiastic – audience of his fellow Georgia Bulldogs, correctly called for a Dawg win, spent some time on the sideline during the game, and even got a little game ball as a souvenir. Most likely, however, his most memorable moment came when he and wife Angie got to hold Uga, the Georgia mascot.
In the photo above that Watson tweeted, Uga doesn't look too impressed – though this is likely the first time he's been held by an actual Masters champion, not to mention one with a University of Georgia connection.
As for Watson, might this be the second-best thing that's happened to him in the state of Georgia? He helped the Bulldogs win the SEC Championship in 2000 and, after turning pro in 2001, he returned to school and completed his degree in 2008. He also met Angie while both were in school in Athens.
So okay, holding a big ol' slobbery dog probably doesn't rank second on his list. But it might round out his top five.
Bubba Watson doesn't seem to get in on the college football trash-talking on social media like some of his PGA Tour colleagues. But he's a proud Georgia Bulldog – and on Saturday, he'll be one of the guest pickers on ESPN's ''College Gameday'' as the popular pre-game program sets up shop at Sanford Stadium for the LSU-Georgia game.
Making things even more interesting is that Watson's partner in prognostication partner will be his new buddy, Willie Robertson of ''Duck Dynasty,'' who's a big LSU fan. They’ve gotten to know each other over the past year or so, and even hung out together at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans back in April.
Watson and Robertson will even be a little part of history – according to ''GameDay'' producer Lee Fitting's Twitter account, this will be the first time the show has featured a pair of celebrity pickers. That might be new territory for ''GameDay,'' but one thing Fitting can count on is that Bubba and Willie will put on a good show.
Watson, of course, has become a mainstay at ESPN in recent weeks, as he leads off the network's newest SportsCenter commercial. And here's a little video ESPN put out on Instragram to tout his "College GameDay" appearance.