The Winner’s Circle: Bubba Watson is Back!

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson shot a final-round 2-under 69 on Sunday to capture his third Genesis Open trophy, and first title since winning at Riviera two years ago.

Watson offset three bogeys with five birdies – none bigger than a hole-out bunker shot on the par-3 14th hole.

Facing a potential bogey late on Sunday, Watson’s sand shot came out hot, but hit the stick and fell in for the birdie. After the ball disappeared, Watson clenched his fist, pointed to his caddie Ted Scott and said, “You called it.”

Watson never looked back.

The 39-year old finished his four days in Pacific Palisades at 12-under par 207, two shots clear of Tony Finau and Kevin Na.

Nationality: American
Resides: Pensacola, Florida
Birthdate: November 5, 1978 (age 39)
Native: Bagdad, Florida
College: University of Georgia


1 Bubba Watson 68-70-65-69 (-12)
2 Kevin Na 68-70-67-69 (-10)
2 Tony Finau 66-71-68-69 (-10)
4 Scott Stallings 71-68-68-68 (-9)
4 Patrick Cantlay 66-69-69-71 (-9)


After Round 1: T6 -3 (-3, 68)
After Round 2: T6 -4 (-1, 70)
After Round 3: 1 -10 (-6, 65)
After Round 4: 1 -12 (-2, 69)


Driving: 304 yards (21st)
Fairways: 56.4% (27th)
Greens: 64.8% (7th)
Putts Per GIR: 1.652 (13th)
Numbers: 1 Eagle, 20 Birdies, 41 Pars, 8 Bogeys, 1 Double


PGA Tour: 10
2018 Genesis Open
2016 Genesis Open
2015 Travelers Championship
2014 WGC-HSBC Champions
2014 Masters Tournament
2014 Genesis Open
2012 Masters Tournament
2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
2011 Farmers Insurance Open
2010 Travelers Championship

  • With his latest win at Riviera, Watson joins Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan as three-time Genesis Open champions.
  • Half of Watson’s 10 PGA Tour wins have come at two of the most iconic courses: Riviera (3) and Augusta National (2).


With his win, Watson earned $1,260,000 and 500 points to move to No. 18 in the standings.


Watson received 62 OWGR points, and will move from 117 to No. 40 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.



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