Bubba Watson's All-Star weekend

Alex Myers discusses Bubba's big triumph -- and giant fail -- from an eventful week in LA.

Released on 2/20/2018

Transcript

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So Bubba Watson won on a PGA tour
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for the first time in two years.
00:03
But the victory at Riviera was just a small part
00:05
of his eventful week in Hollywood.
00:08
Bubba bonded with the cast of the Big Bang Theory,
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he hung out with Ellen DeGeneres,
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and he participated in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game,
00:15
during the tournament.
00:17
And Watson wasn't just at the Staples Center to watch,
00:20
Bubba boldly took it to the rack and well,
00:23
this block by Tracy McGrady maybe have had more force
00:26
than a typical Bubba Watson drive.
00:28
Luckily, none of his fellow tour pros saw this,
00:31
or rubbed it in his face.
00:33
Kidding!
00:34
They let him have it.
00:35
We're guessing Bubba's wife, Angie,
00:37
who played in the WNBA, gave him a good ribbing as well.
00:41
Seriously, Bubba, what were you thinking?
00:44
I haven't seen a decision that bad
00:46
since that time I ate at an Italian restaurant
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that touted its General Tso's chicken.
00:51
And let's just say, both of these choices
00:53
resulted in violent rejections
00:56
To be fair, it wasn't totally fair for T-Mac
00:59
to be in that game
01:00
I thought that this was the celebrity game,
01:02
not the celebrity and future Hall of Famers,
01:05
who could still play for the New York Knicks game.
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Anyway, Bubba bounced back
01:09
from that embarrassing swat to win the Genesis Open
01:13
for his tenth career PGA tour title.
01:16
A milestone he said in the past would prompt him to retire.
01:19
At 39, we're guessing Watson
01:21
isn't walking away from golf just yet.
01:24
But if he is planning to focus
01:25
on a rec league basketball career,
01:27
Watson would be wise to get a few pointers from his wife,
01:30
and to stay out of the paint.
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