Winner’s Circle: Bubba Captures WGC-Dell Title

Bubba Watson during final match of the WGC-Dell Match Play (Credit: Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

Bubba Watson beat Justin Thomas in the semi-finals, 3 and 2, and then routed Kevin Kisner in the championship match, 7 & 6, to capture the 2018 WGC-Dell Match Play title.

In the finale, Watson won six of the first seven holes against a struggling Kisner, and then cruised to his second victory of the season.

The 39-year old Georgian finished his five days in Austin undefeated (6-0-1), and is now one of the favorites heading into the Masters.

Bubba Watson, WGC-Dell Match Play Finals. (Credit: Getty Images/Gregory Shamus)

Name: Gerry “Bubba” Lester Watson, Jr.
Nationality: American
Resides: Orlando, Florida
Birthdate: November 5, 1978 (age 39)
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Native: Bagdad, Florida
College: University of Georgia


FINAL RESULTS

1 Bubba Watson $1,700,000
2 Kevin Kisner $1,072,000
3 Alex Noren $695,000
4 Justin Thomas $559,000


BUBBA’S ROAD

1. Beat Branden Grace 5 & 3 (1-0-0)
2. Beat Marc Leishman 3 & 2 (2-0-0)
3. Halved Julian Suri (2-0-1)
4. Beat Brian Harman 2 & 1 (3-0-1)
5. Beat Kiradech Aphibarnrat 5 & 3 (4-0-1)
6. Beat Justin Thomas 3 & 2 (5-0-1)
7. Beat Kevin Kisner 7 & 6 (6-0-1)


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 11
2018 WGC-Dell Match Play
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


WINNING PUTT

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MONEY

With his win, Watson earned $1,700,000 and 550 points to move to No. 4 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

Watson received 74 OWGR points, and will move from 39 to No. 21 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.

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