Watson reveals Masters burn

Bubba Watson revealed a comment from a fan during the Masters that later had him in stitches.

Watson arrived at Augusta as one of the favourites after his wins in 2012 and 2014. However, the big hitter blasted his way out of contention this year with a number of errant drives.

On one of these occasions, while lost in the pine trees on the tenth, Watson snapped a spectator who was a touch too close. However, he wasn't prepared for the comeback…

"Can you back up, you're really not supposed to be back here," said Watson.

"Neither is your ball," quipped the fan.


Watson would go on to scrape through the cut courtesy of Jordan Spieth's bogey-bogey finish on the Friday, but he would only manage T37 finish in the end.

"I was just trying to be funny and that's why after I said – you know I didn't want him to take it the wrong way – so I said thanks for coming out, thank you for being out here," said the nine-time PGA Tour winner about the spectator.

"I wasn't trying to be mean or anything. If I never win again I've got two green jackets. So, yeah, I wasn't trying to be mean to the guy, but I was playing in the Masters so it probably came out the wrong way, which is why I said thank you for coming out."