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19 Things You Should Know About Bubba Watson

April 2014
Bubba Watson

He didn't grow up like most PGA Tour players

Watson grew up in the Florida panhandle in the town of Bagdad, playing on the same Milton High School golf team as PGA Tour winners Boo Weekley and Heath Slocum. Watson's father and namesake, Gerry, was a former Green Beret who introduced his son to the game by teaching him how to hit whiffle balls around the backyard."He didn't discipline me too hard when I was growing up, but he was persistent about always getting better," Watson said in a Golf Digest "My Shot" in April, 2013.
-- Sam Weinman
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