Watson to celebrate Augusta victory changing diapers
New Augusta National champion Bubba Watson looks set to celebrate his Augusta National success learning how to change diapers on his new-born son. Watson, who has become the Forest Gump of golf, pulled off one of two ‘thrill’ shots over the final round in defeating Louis Oosthuizen at the second extra play-off hole.
th tears pouring down his face, the self-taught Watson also became only the fourth left-hander, and the third at Augusta, to win a Major Championship.
Having lost a play-off to Martin Kaymer in the 2010 PGA Championship, Watson as well has become the 14th different player to win in the last 14 Major Championships.
The new No. 4 world ranked Watson had won little fans last July in Paris with his ugly American tourist intelligence but he is different.
He spent more time at the start of the winner’s press conference talking about the four-year journey he and his former Georgia basketball winning wife, Angela had before being granted approval to recently adopt their new son than speak of his dramatic play-off success.
Watson broke down in his mother’s arms for Caleb, their one-month old son, and also for his late father, Gerry, who died of throat cancer shortly after Watson played in the 2010 Ryder Cup.
That’s why Watson uses a pink driver with a pink shaft, and he also wore pink trim on his all-white clothes for four days of the Masters to promote cancer awareness.
Don’t expect Watson, like many new found celebrities and sports stars, to do the rounds of the TV chat shows.
That’s elementary not Watson.
“ The thing is, golf is not my everything,” he said.
“I'm not going to go home and pout. I'm going to think about the great times I had, the chance I had to win.
“Tomorrow, there's going to be a new tournament and y'all are going to write about other people.
“Y'all are going to forget about me tomorrow, you know what I'm saying. I'm going to have to keep living my life and do everything.
“But for me to come out here and win, it's awesome for a week and then get back to real life.
“I haven't changed a diaper yet, so probably going to have to change a diaper pretty soon.”
And Watson quickly poured cold water on suggestions he could now become a cult figure in the game.
“ I don't play the game for fame,” he declared.
“I don't try to win tournaments for fame. I don't do any of that. It's just me. I'm just Bubba. I goof around. I joke around.
“The house we rented this week has a little putting green so hitting chip shots around there around the water.
“When I'm home, I just goof around and play video games and joke around with my videos and obviously do dumb videos for Twitter.
“That's just me, if I was missing cuts every week, it would still be the same way I act off the golf course.
“But no, I'm not ready for fame. I don't really want to be famous or anything like that.
“I just want to be me and play golf."
For Bubba Watson life is very much a bxo of chocolates.Written by Bernie McGuire
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