Bubba: I know my routine

Bubba Watson believes is ready to defend his Masters title at Augusta next week.

The big-swinging lefty powered down the back nine and around Amen Corner to edge Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three strokes in last year’s event.

The win was Watson’s second at the Masters, adding to his 2012 triumph over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff.

“I know my routine, I know what I want to do and I know what I need to do,” the 36-year-old told BBC Sports.

“And now I know what the Champions Dinner is all about and now I know what the head of the table feels like. Hopefully just knowing that I’m not as nervous, not as skittish, not as anxious to get to see all these great champions in this Champions Dinner.

“So hopefully this time I perform a little bit better and hopefully everything works out on Sunday and I have a chance to win.”

Watson recalled the 2013 tournament when he arrived back at Augusta with his Green Jacket rather unsure of himself.

“In 2013 I was a newcomer,” recollected the seven time PGA Tour winner.

“I was still trying to find my feet. I was still trying to figure out, somehow, I’m Masters champion. I Showed up at the Champions Dinner for the first time, and I was the honorary guy there; I’m the guy that had to pay the bill for the dinner. I had to sit at the head of the table.

“Media attention is different because you’re defending champ. It’s just a lot of things went on and I’m not making that as an excuse in my bad play, but I still made the cut.”

Watson end up finishing tied for 50th, 16 shots off the pace set by winner Adam Scott.