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5 Tweets Show Why Bubba’s Golf Game Has Gone South

Bubba Watson entered the 2017 Genesis Open as the defending champion, and ranked No. 13 in the world. Just 12 months later, however, the two-time Masters champion has fallen off the map and will tee it up at Riviera this week as the 117th ranked golfer in the world.

Players with higher rankings than Bubba right now include iconic names such as Jorge Campillo (114), Andrew Landry (110), Jamie Lovemark (108), Sungjae Im (101), Shugo Imahira (94), and Sunghoon Kang (91) – all of whom have one thing in common: They’ve never won on the PGA Tour.

Unlike other top-ranked players who have collapsed in recent years, Bubba’s world-ranking plummet can’t be pointed to any specific injury or issue, but more seemingly a collective combination of out-of-order priorities.

Translation: He cares more about being “Bubba” the virtue-signaling celebrity than being “Bubba” the top-ranked golfer.

For example, in his five starts this season, Watson has posted the following: T51, 67, MC, T40, T35.

Yet, as he prepares to tee it up this week at Riviera, having not smelled a top 25 finish this season, here’s what Bubba is focused on:

1. Bubba Reviews His Golf Swing The Ellen Show

2. Bubba Talks Golf Cars with Coach Jay Leno

3. Bubba Tapes Promotion With Dustin Johnson Twitter Video With Celebrity Long Driver

4. Bubba Takes Us Behind the Scenes Virtue Signals With His Pink Driver

5. Bubba Says He’ll Pull Out of NBA Celebrity Game If It Interferes With Golf (Check That. The Other Way Around.)


Credits: Bubba Watson Twitter, PING Golf, The Loop


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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