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Bubba Watson Wins 2018 Travelers Championship

June 24, 2018 – Bubba Watson – Travelers Championship

By Staff and Wire Reports of Global Golf Post

Bubba Watson is writing a brilliant comeback story this year after a 2017 season in which he fell outside the top 100 in the world, leading to suggestions that his career might be on the decline.

With a health issue behind him, Watson has won three times this year and is making a case for Player of the Year honors while virtually locking down a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team this fall. It is Watson’s 12th PGA Tour victory and it came at the same spot where he won for the first time in 2010.

For all the understandable focus on Watson’s immense power, he’s as much an artist as a bomber. His ability to shape shots in both directions and his desire to do that works beautifully at TPC River Highlands.

Watson put a beautiful finishing touch on his final round when he danced a 77-yard downwind wedge shot to within 2 feet of the hole for a closing birdie that seemed critical at the time.

“The shot on 18 was very difficult,” Watson said. “Somehow pulling it off, that’s what we all try to do on Sundays.”

Ping G400 LS Tec DriverCasey started the day in command, having built a four-stroke lead on the strength of a Saturday 62. As good as the third round was for Casey, the final 18 holes was the opposite. He never generated any positive momentum and when Watson posted 17-under par with Casey still having four holes remaining, the challenge was clear.

It was too much for Casey, who missed a 4-foot par putt on the 16th hole to fall two behind, then hit his tee shot into the water on the par-4 17th hole to end his chance.

“Incredibly frustrating,” Casey said.

For Watson, who changed the brand of ball he’s using this year and began traveling in an RV with his family to tournaments, a big season continues to get bigger.

Ping G Fairway“It’s absolutely amazing,” Watson said.

Driver: Ping G400 LST (8.5 degrees, at 7.6 degrees)
Shaft: Grafalloy Bi-Matrix Pink X-Flex
Length: 44.5 inches (tipped 0.5 inches)

Fairway Wood: Ping G (14.5 degrees, at 13.2 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 8.2X
Length: 42 inches, tipped at 1.5 inches
Swing Weight: D3

Ping iBlade IronsIrons: Ping iBlade (2 iron), Ping S55 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.25 inches (2 iron), +0.5 inches (4-PW)

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12 SS, 56-12 SS, 60-06 TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Length: +0.5 inches

Putter: Ping PLD Anser (Blast Finish)
Grip: Ping Pistol
Length, loft, lie: 34.25 inches, 4.5 degrees, 68.5 degrees
Weight: 340 grams

Ping Glide 2.0 WedgeGolf Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Bubba plays the Ping Grips made by Golf Pride, and he uses 12 wraps of tape under his lower hand and 10 wraps of tape under his top hand in all clubs except his lob wedge. Lob wedge is 13 (lower hand) and 11 wraps (upper hand).

Republished with permission from Global Golf Post.