Bubba Watson: Wins for third time at Riviera

Tiger Woods right and Rory Mc Ilroy were grouped together for the first two rounds of the Genesis Open. Reed Saxon  AP

Tiger Woods right and Rory Mc Ilroy were grouped together for the first two rounds of the Genesis Open. Reed Saxon AP

Speaking after finishing up his third round last night, reigning US PGA champion Thomas addressed the behaviour of certain fans.

About all he had were options. Watson showed great patience on the course as a host of players vied for the title in Tinseltown.

He wound up sticking to golf, as if that was never an option.

It has been a tumultuous two years for Watson, who dealt with an undisclosed illness, various family issues, and a ball change that seemingly did him no favors.

"Obviously God's given me a gift to play golf and I'm not good at anything else". "I was top 10 in the world for a few years, and so not being there, you feel like, 'Is this it?"

"Obviously, God has given me a gift to play golf".

Known for his prodigious length off the tee than his wedge play, Bubba Watson leaned on his short game to secure his third win at the Genesis Open. He had slipped from fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking to 117th.

Watson wasn't ready to set a new target, but he sounds pretty intent on someway, somehow making the U.S. Ryder Cup team that will play in France in late September.

He was pestering Furyk about it at Riviera and said the captain told him: "No". His text back to me this week said, 'No, you're too good.

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Next up for Watson is to see how far this goes. The victory is sure to be a jolt of confidence, especially the way he won. Earlier in the week Watson had said he'd consider dropping out of the tournament if it meant he could make the National Basketball Association game, but it turns out he was able to play in both - and we imagine he's glad he didn't give up the day job prematurely on Friday.

A two-times Masters champion, Watson will jump back into the top-50 in the world after starting the week ranked 117th.

However, there were still moments to savour on the final day, such as his magical birdie at the par-five 11th, where he hit recovered from deep in the trees with a low bullet before floating a 130-yard approach to five feet and brushing in the putt.

He was just warming up.

Na hit a wedge close to perfection from the worst angle on the reachable par-4 10th hole for a birdie and two-putted for birdie on the 11th to briefly take the lead. "You start out really hot, and so you just kind of use that momentum and go from there". Cantlay missed, Watson made, keeping the deficit at one shot.

Na was heavily criticised on social media by Sky Sports viewers - including former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen - for taking an age to play his shots, particularly after needing more than a minute to nudge in a three-footer for par at the second hole.

That left Cantlay with a one-stroke lead after the front nine, though Watson came storming back. He fired out from the hazard, the ball struck the pin and disappeared into the hole.

After the shot, Watson pointed to his caddie and said "You called it", before Smith came over to remind him that actually 'No, you called it'.

The 53-year-old Durant closed with a 15-footer to finish at 19-under 197 on TwinEagles' Talon course.

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