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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers | June 13, 2011
Bubba Watson can't help himself. He knows only one way to answer questions, and that's to utter the first thing that pops into his head. After he completed a morning practice round Monday at Congressional Country Club, he was asked if he had enjoyed seeing anything particular on the golf course. "The clubhouse," he replied. "I'm gonna eat lunch. " Watson also didn't give the conventional answer to the question dogging American golfers: Why can't any of them win a major?
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
The last time the Ravens were in the Super Bowl, Michael Phelps was a 15-year-old boy who had just gone to his first Olympics but had yet to win any of the 22 medals that last year made him the most decorated Olympian of all time. Plus, on the day his beloved Ravens were playing in Tampa -- Jan. 28, 2001 -- Phelps was across the Atlantic Ocean. "I was in Paris for a swim meet," Phelps recalled Friday, when he dropped by the Super Bowl media center. "And we tried to set the alarm to wake up in the night, but we slept through it. " Phelps, who retired from swimming after his fourth Olympics in London last year, cleared his calendar to make sure he could attend this year's game.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2012
The Golf Boys finally got some much needed street cred. It was right before last year's U.S. Openwhen a bunch of young Americans who called themselves “The Golf Boys” took quite a bit of criticism for the silly video spoof they did. At a time when their European counterparts were dominating the sport - including a blowout victory by Rory McIlroy in the Open at Congressional - “The Golf Boys” seemed to lack style and substance....
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June 13, 2012
Olympic suits Kuchar Tom Yantz Hartford Courant Not Tiger, Phil, Bubba, Rory or Lee. "Kooch" will reign supreme. Matt Kuchar just won The Players Championship, where he beat a stellar field. The U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, toughened to the extreme by the USGA, will be a greater physical and mental endurance test. Kuchar can grind with the best of them. He ranks 10th in greens in regulation and 25th in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2004
First, there's the name. On his birth certificate and his driver's license, it's listed as Gerry Watson, but nobody has ever called him anything but Bubba. "A lot of my schoolteachers didn't know my name is Gerry," said Bubba Watson. Then there's the hometown. It draws a murmur or a snicker or even a wisecrack, especially now. But Bagdad - not Baghdad - is the hamlet on the Florida panhandle where Watson has lived for most of his 25 years. Whenever he is introduced on the first tee of a golf tournament, as will happen tomorrow when Watson makes his U.S. Open debut at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., incredulity is sure to follow.
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June 13, 2012
Olympic suits Kuchar Tom Yantz Hartford Courant Not Tiger, Phil, Bubba, Rory or Lee. "Kooch" will reign supreme. Matt Kuchar just won The Players Championship, where he beat a stellar field. The U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, toughened to the extreme by the USGA, will be a greater physical and mental endurance test. Kuchar can grind with the best of them. He ranks 10th in greens in regulation and 25th in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
The last time the Ravens were in the Super Bowl, Michael Phelps was a 15-year-old boy who had just gone to his first Olympics but had yet to win any of the 22 medals that last year made him the most decorated Olympian of all time. Plus, on the day his beloved Ravens were playing in Tampa -- Jan. 28, 2001 -- Phelps was across the Atlantic Ocean. "I was in Paris for a swim meet," Phelps recalled Friday, when he dropped by the Super Bowl media center. "And we tried to set the alarm to wake up in the night, but we slept through it. " Phelps, who retired from swimming after his fourth Olympics in London last year, cleared his calendar to make sure he could attend this year's game.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | August 13, 2010
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Bubba Watson prepared for the PGA Championship by shooting videos for Twitter, playing basketball with fellow PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler, riding on scooters with neighborhood kids and eating ice cream. To say he's the anti-pro would be a bit of an understatement. The left-hander rarely practices and never has taken a lesson, purposely hits hooks and slices, welcomes probing questions from reporters ("We can talk all day if y'all want," he offered) and seeks advice from only God and his wife.
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By From Sun staff and news services | May 4, 2009
O'Hair rallies to win Quail Hollow event golf Five weeks after he blew a five-shot lead against Tiger Woods at Bay Hill, Sean O'Hair showed his mettle in hard, blustery conditions Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., with a 3-under-par 69 and rallied to win the PGA Quail Hollow Championship when no one could catch him. Despite a bogey-bogey finish on the two hardest holes on the course, O'Hair was the only player in the final nine groups to break 70. Lucas Glover,...
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By RICK MAESE | June 16, 2007
OAKMONT, Pa.-- --There was a point midway through the second round of the U.S. Open when you couldn't tell whether we were talking about a golf tournament or a Die Hard sequel. The dejected duffers were scorned, hurt and a little scared. The course at Oakmont Country Club is "mean," they bellowed. And "treacherous" and "dangerous." Golfers were shocked at the "carnage" being scattered over western Pennsylvania. Puh-leez. These pretty boys with pleats probably confuse The View with Ultimate Fighting, too. That's why it was so refreshing to learn after two rounds of the Open that a guy named Bubba was nearly leading the thing.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2012
The Golf Boys finally got some much needed street cred. It was right before last year's U.S. Openwhen a bunch of young Americans who called themselves “The Golf Boys” took quite a bit of criticism for the silly video spoof they did. At a time when their European counterparts were dominating the sport - including a blowout victory by Rory McIlroy in the Open at Congressional - “The Golf Boys” seemed to lack style and substance....
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers | June 13, 2011
Bubba Watson can't help himself. He knows only one way to answer questions, and that's to utter the first thing that pops into his head. After he completed a morning practice round Monday at Congressional Country Club, he was asked if he had enjoyed seeing anything particular on the golf course. "The clubhouse," he replied. "I'm gonna eat lunch. " Watson also didn't give the conventional answer to the question dogging American golfers: Why can't any of them win a major?
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | August 13, 2010
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Bubba Watson prepared for the PGA Championship by shooting videos for Twitter, playing basketball with fellow PGA Tour pro Rickie Fowler, riding on scooters with neighborhood kids and eating ice cream. To say he's the anti-pro would be a bit of an understatement. The left-hander rarely practices and never has taken a lesson, purposely hits hooks and slices, welcomes probing questions from reporters ("We can talk all day if y'all want," he offered) and seeks advice from only God and his wife.
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By From Sun staff and news services | May 4, 2009
O'Hair rallies to win Quail Hollow event golf Five weeks after he blew a five-shot lead against Tiger Woods at Bay Hill, Sean O'Hair showed his mettle in hard, blustery conditions Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., with a 3-under-par 69 and rallied to win the PGA Quail Hollow Championship when no one could catch him. Despite a bogey-bogey finish on the two hardest holes on the course, O'Hair was the only player in the final nine groups to break 70. Lucas Glover,...
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By RICK MAESE | June 16, 2007
OAKMONT, Pa.-- --There was a point midway through the second round of the U.S. Open when you couldn't tell whether we were talking about a golf tournament or a Die Hard sequel. The dejected duffers were scorned, hurt and a little scared. The course at Oakmont Country Club is "mean," they bellowed. And "treacherous" and "dangerous." Golfers were shocked at the "carnage" being scattered over western Pennsylvania. Puh-leez. These pretty boys with pleats probably confuse The View with Ultimate Fighting, too. That's why it was so refreshing to learn after two rounds of the Open that a guy named Bubba was nearly leading the thing.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 16, 2004
First, there's the name. On his birth certificate and his driver's license, it's listed as Gerry Watson, but nobody has ever called him anything but Bubba. "A lot of my schoolteachers didn't know my name is Gerry," said Bubba Watson. Then there's the hometown. It draws a murmur or a snicker or even a wisecrack, especially now. But Bagdad - not Baghdad - is the hamlet on the Florida panhandle where Watson has lived for most of his 25 years. Whenever he is introduced on the first tee of a golf tournament, as will happen tomorrow when Watson makes his U.S. Open debut at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., incredulity is sure to follow.
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September 8, 2010
Tiger Woods received one of Corey Pavin's four captain's picks on Tuesday and will play for the United States in this year's Ryder Cup. "I'm part of a team and honored to be part of that team," Woods said. "I always loved playing the Ryder Cup. I've been looking forward to it. I'm honored to be selected. " Zach Johnson, Stewart Cink and Rickie Fowler were Pavin's three other picks to round out the American side, which takes on Europe starting Oct. 1 at Celtic Manor in Wales.
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By Chris Hine, Tribune newspapers | August 16, 2010
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — With the PGA Championship over, the U.S. Ryder Cup roster got its first eight members Sunday. Both Anthony Kim and Lucas Glover fell out of the top eight in the point standings, with Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson replacing them thanks to their strong finishes Sunday. Tiger Woods is 12th in the standings and will have to be one of Corey Pavin's four captain's picks to join the team. The rest of the team: Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar . Overall, it's a young team, Mickelson said.
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