Watson : Patience was key

Bubba Watson credited a patient approach for his victory at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

The two-time Masters champion returned to the winner's circle after birdying two of his final three holes, handing him a one-shot victory over Adam Scott and Jason Kokrak.

He eventually signed for a final-round 68, offsetting two bogeys with five birdies in total.

"I made some mistakes, but I stayed patient, stayed committed and that's what we've been working on," Watson told Sky Sports. "It feels nice any time you win.

"You never know when your last win is going to be, so for me to come back and pull one out and win in a tough way means a lot and is very special to me and my family.

"The last five years we've been working on the head game. The physical game is there, it's just about staying patient and focusing on one shot at a time."

Earlier this month, Watson had to endure boos at the Phoenix Open after criticising TPC Scottsdale.

He admitted the experience was still affecting him, even a fortnight on.

"It was a bad headline that said I didn't like the community and didn't like the golf tournament, which was a lie," Watson added.

"On the Saturday I got booed on every shot – even though I've lived there for the last eight winters. I love Scottsdale, I love Phoenix.

"I have to just bite my tongue sometimes when things are written or things are said, and there was a lot of things said in between those ropes."

The PGA Tour now heads to Florida for this week's Honda Classic.