Bubba sighting at Flushing Meadows

Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson was interviewed by ESPN's Pam Shriver while court side at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 12:02 p.m.

The U.S. Open Tennis Championship is going on now at Flushing Meadows in New York. With the PGA Tour's Barclays ending in New Jersey on Sunday and the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., not teeing off until Friday, it's not uncommon to see some PGA Tour stars taking in a little tennis in between the two.

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia are among those who have all been seen at Arthur Ashe Stadium in the past. On Monday night, it was two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson, with wife Angie, watching the action court side for Novak Djokovic's match.

He even sent out a couple of tweets:

Well, that finger-crossing worked. ESPN's Pam Shriver caught up with Watson for an interview.

Shriver mentioned that -- like tennis -- there are a lot of aspects to the game of golf. She asked Watson what was working for him best right now.

"I think my new commitment to trying to better on the golf course with a new attitude," said Watson, relating back to his comments last week about being accountable for his actions at the PGA Championship, which turned off a lot of people. "Watching these players tonight... watching them get focused, watching them talk to themselves and stay in every moment, in every point. That's what I've got to do on the golf course. Stay in every shot, every moment and try to score my best."

On a lighter note, Shriver asked Watson if he thought he could hit a golf shot out of Arthur Ashe Stadium -- the largest tennis stadium in the world.

"It would be some kind of iron," he said. "For sure, I think I could get it out no problem. I wouldn't hit driver, because I couldn't hit it high enough. But, with an iron -- probably an 8-iron, or a 7-iron."

You can watch the interview here: 

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.