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Winner’s Circle: Bubba Captures WGC-Dell Title

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.

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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