PGA Championship

The PGA's Defining Moments

From good to bad to bizarre, the moments we'll remember from Valhalla

August 2014
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Bubba Watson's Odd Statement

It was supposed to be a lighthearted, fan-friendly exhibition -- a long-drive contest woven into the normal flow of Tuesday's practice round. What was not to like? To Bubba Watson, plenty. The two-time Masters champion, who surely would have been among the favorites, deemed the competition a distraction and decided to hit a 3-iron off the 10th tee. Watson's reasoning was that he didn't want to distract from his preparation for the tournament, which was odd because in the actual tournament, he hit driver on 10 all four days. "I was trying to prove a point that nobody cared about," Watson said on Tuesday. Right. Of course he was. --Sam Weinman
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