Golfer Bubba Watson called out a heckler who thought he knew more than the pro did about what iron he should use to hit the ball at a tournament.
When Bubba was on the 2nd hole of his final round at the Travelers’ Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, the golfer was in the “right rough” with a large tree between him and the green. Commenters say that as Bubba approached the ball, a fan close by loudly told him that he should hit a 4-iron under the tree so that it would punch low and hit right up against the green. Instead of heeding the fan’s advice, Watson chose another way of accomplishing his goal by taking a sand wedge, using a high swing, and making the ball go over the green — landing just feet away from the hole, MSN reports.
After that, Bubba Watson turned back, looking for the heckler and jokingly said, “Who yelled out the 4-iron punch?”
He added on a fun note, “That’s why you’re on that side of the ropes.”
The video of Bubba addressing his heckler is seen in the video below. The person who yelled out to him wasn’t seen and definitely not heard from after the scene played out. Who would want to argue with a golfer of Watson’s stature after that incident? Chances are the Bubba Watson heckler was embarrassed and wanted to hide after he was called out.
Fox Sports reports that Watson continued to sink his putt for birdie and won the tournament with a three-under par final round 67.
As the Inquisitr reported on Watson at the Traveler’s Championship, Paul Casey made him work a little harder for the win. On Sunday, Casey came up strong and proved a threat to Watson in winning the tournament. At one point, Bubba had a chance to win outright in regulation but bogeyed the 17th, which gave Casey an open door to take the title away from him.
Bubba said that winning isn’t easy, but he did what it took to win the tournament.
“It never does (come easy). Especially on 16 and 17, I’m not very good on those holes. Casey played great, you know, I hung on. That’s what we have to do sometimes to win.”
What would have happened if Bubba Watson took the heckler’s advice and used a 4-iron punch? We’ll never know, but it’s obvious he knows best. He is a two-time Masters champion, after all.
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