Bubba Watson has a Dawg Day afternoon at LSU-Georgia game

Bubba Watson and Georgia mascot Uga
Bubba Watson via Twitter
Bubba Watson got to hold Georgia mascot Uga during the LSU-Georgia game, but had to leave him at the stadium. He did, however, get a souvenir ball to take home.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, September 28, 2013 | 9:44 p.m.

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.