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Bubba Watson addresses unfavorable ESPN player poll: "I'm glad it came out"

April 07, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- On Monday, ESPN released a player poll that indicated Bubba Watson isn't very popular among his fellow PGA Tour pros. On Tuesday, the defending Masters champ managed to spin this in a positive way.

"I take it as I need to improve as a man," Watson said during his pre-tournament press conference. "I take it with pride. I need to get better."

In the survey of 103 golfers, Watson's name came up the most when asked which player you wouldn't help in a parking lot fight. Watson acknowledged he was one of the pros asked and that he named himself since he didn't want to call out another player.

"I've never been in a fight in my life, so if I was in a fight, it was my fault. I caused somebody to get angry. So yeah, I wouldn't help myself either," Watson joked.