Watson loving Asia
Bubba Watson is hoping to make it third time lucky at the Thailand Golf Championship next week.
The American tasted victory outside US soil for the first time last month when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.
The reigning Masters champion has played the previous two years at Bangkok’s Amata Spring Country Club, finishing second in 2012 and tied for 30th last year.
“My expectation is, really, winning,” the 36-year-old is quoted as saying oniol.co.za.
“I want to win outside the US. I won in China this year but I’d like to back that up with another win. I just think that people look at your career differently if you’ve won outside of your own country.
“It means you’ve had to travel, means had to get used to jetlag, had to play golf in many different places at a high level.
“I mean Tiger (Woods) has won a ton in the States and he’s also won a ton outside the States. Jack Nicklaus – you can go through the greats of the game – they’ve all won outside the US, or outside of Europe, or outside Asia.
“Wherever they come from they’ve all won outside of there. So for me it would be a positive in my career if I can win a few outside.”
Watson will be among a high class filed that includes US Open winner Martin Kaymer, defending champion Sergio Garcia and former world number one Lee Westwood.
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