Why does Bubba Watson play with only one club?

Bubba Watson
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Bubba Watson likes to work on his driver, and all his other clubs, by using a single club for an entire practice round.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | 9:56 p.m.
Bubba Watson, as we all know by now, has never had a golf lesson. That, however, doesn't mean the two-time Masters champion doesn't work on his game.
 
Ever since he was a kid, Watson has honed his skills by playing entire rounds using only one club. The reason, he explained Tuesday during a shotmaking clinic at Demo Day at Orange County National Golf Center near Orlando, is so he can learn to master every kind of shot with every kind of club.
 
"I did it just recently with a new 4-wood," he said. "I wanted to learn how to score with that club."
 
Hitting wedges off tees or drivers out of bunkers forces him to be creative, Watson said, adding that he tries to hit cuts and draws, both soft and hard, with each of his clubs.
 
 
"I don't care what it looks like," he said, of both his odd shots during his one-club rounds and his golf game in general. "I just want to score."
 
He was able to pull off that now-famous wedge recovery shot from the pine straw that led to his first Masters victory in 2012 in part because he was so familiar with hitting his wedge in unusual situations.
 
Even he can't get enough distance out of a wedge to score well in a one-club round, he admitted – he scores the best when he uses a 6-iron or 7-iron. And, maybe just to make us mere mortals feel bad, he noted that he can reach the green on a 450-yard par-4 hole by hitting hit two 6-irons.
 
His best one-club score ever came not with a 6- or 7-iron, though. He once posted a 1-under 71 back when he was in junior college. The club he used that day – his driver.