U.S. Open: This Bubba Watson trick shot is top notch

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By Matt S. Craig
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 | 2:36 p.m.

Leading up to this year's U.S. Open, many PGA Tour players have been posting photos and videos showcasing the difficulty of the course.

Bubba Watson, however, seems to be focused on problem-solving. Sure the rough is tough, but he seems to have figured out a way to get out of it.

That way may not be strictly speaking...legal...but it certainly appears to be effective. This brings a whole new meaning to "Bubba golf."

Anyone who's messed around on a golf course has tried using the old "hand wedge" out, and it's not as easy as it looks. Combine that with the flop shot, the pop back to himself, the catch, and the quick release? Impressive.

Unfortunately, Bubba is going to have to find short game solutions that don't involve a hand wedge once the U.S. Open starts Thursday. You can learn everything you need to know about the tournament before it starts here.

 

 

Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.