On Sunday, April 13, 2014, Bubba Watson won the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. This is Watson’s second big win in just three years. After the tournament, Watson, reminisced on some moments from the season that brought him to the champion title, including a game in Arizona at the Waste Management Phoenix Open where he came in second place. Watson said that the way he looked at golf as a game changed this season, calling his second place title in Phoenix a “blessing.” Watson says that the shift in his perspective came about as a result of attempting to be a better husband and father, two things more important to him than his golf game.
Watson and his wife adopted their son, Caleb, just before the 2012 Masters. Watson says the child has had a profound effect on the couple’s life and his philosophy about golf and what is important. Watson says that he strives to be a better father everyday. When the couple adopted the child, Watson admitted that he didn’t know what to expect with becoming a father, but has now grown into the role, ready and willing to do anything for his son. Watson says that that mentality of always wanting to be better is something that has helped his golf game immensely over the years.
While Watson’s wife and son were at home when he won his first Masters, the two were standing on the 18th green, waiting for Watson this year. After Watson won, a crowd of spectators watched Caleb run to congratulate his emotional father. Watson says that Caleb has changed his personality and has made him a better, more caring, thoughtful person. Watson said that the experience was joyful, overwhelming, and dreamlike. He said that winning the Masters twice was never something he expected to do and was thrilled to have his wife and son there to share the outstanding experience.
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