Focus on Bubba Watson

If Phil Mickelson is the most well known golfer in terms of his left handed style, then surely Bubba Watson comes a close second in terms of popularity.

The American is a one-time major champion, having won the US Masters title at the Augusta National back in 2012. Apart from Mickelson and Watson, there are hardly any other left handed golfers on the US PGA Tour and that makes him one of the most followed golfers at this moment, behind the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

Watson is among the longest drivers around in the modern game and his overall game in entirely based on his long drives on the greens. Bubba Watson hit an average distance of 315.2 yards or 288.2 m on the PGA Tour in 2007 and is also capable of hitting the ball beyond 350 yards 320 m and the ball speed he generates has been measured up to 194 miles per hour or 312 km per hour. His win at the US Masters in 2012 elevated the American to a career high ranking of fourth in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Having turned professional in 2003 at the age of 25, Watson joined the Nationwide Tour immediately and played on the Tour till 2005. His last season on the Nationwide Tour saw him finish at 21st in the money league, which earned him a place on the US PGA Tour and was the last player to qualify for the PGA Tour from the Nationwide Tour.

Bubba Watson hasn’t been a total success story in the US PGA Tour and other than the US Masters, he has only won four titles on the PGA Tour and a further two titles in other tours, and he is looking to add to his haul this year.