Thanks to video game, Watson only U.S. player familiar with Ryder venue

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When he returned home from the PGA Championship, where he secured a spot on his first Ryder Cup team, Bubba Watson said he played the video game of the Ryder Cup course five straight days "so I could see the course."
By
Doug Ferguson
Associated Press

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This is one Ryder Cup in which none of the Americans have played the Celtic Manor Resort course, except for Bubba Watson -- from thousands of miles away.

Watson has lost track how many times he has played the Twenty Ten Course on a video game.

When he finally returned home from the PGA Championship, where he secured a spot on his first team, Watson said he played the video game five straight days "so I could see the course."

"When we set it up easy, I shot like 56, 55," he said. "Setting it up hard, it was 67, with a gusty wind."

The course probably won't play the same next week. And it most definitely won't sound the same.


Comments

daviderne

He was playing the best golf game on the market - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011 from EA Sports. I have it for my Sony PS3 and it is simply awesome. They make it for other consoles as well - Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360 and the PC. I even heard they have an online version, but I just stick to the PS3.

koefelein

What video game did he play? I wish they would have said in the article.

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