Bubba Watson meets one of his harshest critics -- and thanks him
By Dave Kindred
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On the day after, Bubba Watson thanked all the critics of his whining-in-the-rain, profanity-punctuated behavior during Friday's second round of the PGA Championship.
"I need to be held accountable," he said following a third-round 73 that left him at two-over-par 215. "The Bible says you don't act that way, and I did." So he thanked "all the people on Twitter, all my supporters, and the media. I love it. I'm glad people called me out."
That seemed the proper moment to introduce myself; in Bubba's years, I have been just another face in the press corps. If he wished to toss me into a trash can -- as a pro football player once threatened to do -- this was his chance.
"Speaking of the media," I said, "I want to tell you I was very hard on you."
"Good," he said.
"Relentless," I said.
"Perfect," he said, and he said it with a smile.
"I may have used too much club, could've gone with a 3-wood," I said.
"No, all good," he said.
Later, Watson posted this tweet:
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) August 9, 2014