T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.
Bubba Watson shows up unannounced at golf store
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 | 3:01 p.m.
While he's been away from the PGA Tour since winning the Masters for the second time in three years, Bubba Watson has been active on Twitter (@bubbawatson) promoting his new, web show, "The Bubba Watson Show."
It looks like there have been three already. But, this latest effort -- uploaded on Tuesday -- is pretty cool.
Watson shows up unannounced to a Golfsmith store, wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Once inside, he challenges staff and customers to a putting contest and then a driving contest on one of the store's simulators.
While the staff is trying to dig up a PING driver for Watson for the long-drive contest, he encourages the gentleman he's facing to warm up.
"I already played this morning," the man says.
To which Watson replies, "Listen, you're old. You need to go ahead and warm up. You need to warm up. I can tell."
Impressively, the man hits a 250-yard drive. Then Watson, joking about the flex on the driver he's been handed, proceeds to crush one.
"Three-thirty-nine (yards) biggun," Watson brags.
After signing a couple of autographs and sinking a long putt with a hybrid, Watson buys the hybrid as well as a dozen Pro-V1 golf balls before taking off. All in all, a cool video.
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