A busy few weeks for Bubba
Bubba Watson opens up about his jam packed schedule, which includes three tournaments in three weeks.
The American is fresh off a rather disappointing T60 finish at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol, but has little time to reflect as he travels to Cromwell in Connecticut for the Travelers Championship this weekend.
As a result, Watson will miss the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio on Friday. He revealed that he will just fly in for the golf event, which tees off on Thursday 11 August.
"We took that into consideration, about how the Olympics just throws the whole schedule off," the two-time major winner told pgatour.com.
"One week throws the whole schedule off, how they had to do things. And I was fourth in the world for the last two years, so I knew I had a good shot at making the Olympic team, so we had to prepare for that.
"It was a no-brainer never to miss the Travelers. This was never coming off the schedule. We've always planned on being here. No matter what happened, I was going to be here. So I'm missing opening ceremonies…so I'm just going to fly in for the golf tournament and then fly out."
Watson is the defending champion at the Travelers. In 2015, after opeing with a sizzling 62, the Texan edged England's Paul Casey in a playoff for his eighth win on the PGA Tour.
"I got lucky," quipped the 37-year-old.
"Paul, in the playoff I ended up beating him. But it's just exciting, this golf tournament."
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