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McIlroy in front at WGC-HSBC Champions

McIlroy in front at WGC-HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy piled up eight birdies Thursday while building a two-stroke lead in first-round play of golf's WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Woods shoots 61 to dominate Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods made a run at PGA Tour history Friday before equaling his career low round with a 61 that put him in control at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Simpson leads by one at WGC event

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Webb Simpson fired a 6-under 64 early in the round Thursday and it stood up for the lead on the opening day of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

Mahan leads after two rounds at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 26 (UPI) -- Hunter Mahan, who has twice come up short this year in his bid for a first major title, took a two-shot lead Friday midway through the Canadian Open.

Steele leads by one after opening round at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 25 (UPI) -- Brendan Steele Thursday turned in his best 18-hole score since February in grabbing a one-shot lead after one round of the Canadian Open.

Ken Duke overcomes Chris Stroud on 2nd Travelers playoff hole

CROMWELL, Conn., June 23 (UPI) -- Ken Duke overcame Chris Stroud on the second playoff hole Sunday, picking up his first career PGA Tour victory at the Travelers Championship.

Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman, Graham DeLaet co-lead Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn., June 22 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's late bogey dropped him into a three-way tie with Charley Hoffman and Graham DeLaet Saturday after three rounds of the Travelers Championship.

Bubba Watson takes lead at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn., June 21 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson, seeking his first victory since winning the Masters 14 months ago, jumped into the lead Friday midway through the Travelers Championship.

Hoffman leads at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn., June 20 (UPI) -- Charley Hoffman needed just 28 shots to play the back nine Thursday and shot a 9-under 61 that gave him the lead after one round of the Travelers Championship.
Luke Donald leads U.S. Open when first-round play halted

Luke Donald leads U.S. Open when first-round play halted

ARDMORE, Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- Luke Donald made three straight birdies just before sunset Thursday and had a one-shot lead when play was halted in the first round of the U.S. Open.

Haas takes lead at weather-delayed Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 31 (UPI) -- Bill Haas turned in the low round of the day with a 67 Friday and owned a three-shot lead when second-round play was suspended at The Memorial Tournament.
Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

Adam Scott edges Angel Cabrera on 2nd playoff hole for Masters win

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 14 (UPI) -- Adam Scott drained a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday, defeating Angel Cabrera to become the first Australian to win the Masters.
Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

Jason Day takes second-round Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Jason Day emerged from an afternoon of golfing misfortune Friday, including a very bad break suffered by Tiger Woods, to take a one-shot lead at the Masters.
Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

Woods in spotlight on Masters eve

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Golf's first major event of the year begins Thursday with the center of attention being a player who has gone five years without winning a premier event.
Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy in Masters pairing

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods will be paired with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy in the first two rounds of the 2013 Masters, opening Thursday in Augusta.
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Bubba Watson
Martin Kaymer of Germany (R) shakes hands with Bubba Watson after beating him in the playoff for the 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin on August 15, 2010. Kaymer defeated Bubba Watson in a three-hole playoff by one stroke to win the tournament after finishing regulation play with a 11-under-par 277. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Gerry "Bubba" Watson (born November 5, 1978) is an American professional golfer. Watson is one of the few left-handed golfers on tour and is known for his tremendous length. The longest driver on the PGA Tour, in 2007 he had an average drive of 315.2 yards and is capable of generating a ball speed of 194 mph, being one of the few players who can hit a ball over 350 yards. He has been featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Watson was born in Bagdad, Florida. At Milton High School in Florida, he played on the same high school golf team as fellow PGA Tour members Heath Slocum and Boo Weekley. He played golf for Faulkner State Community College in Alabama, where he was a junior college All-American. After that he played golf at the University of Georgia in 2000 and 2001. While at Georgia, he helped lead the Bulldogs to a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2000.

Watson turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour where he would play until 2005. He finished 21st on the Nationwide Tour's money list in 2005, making him the last player to qualify for the 2006 PGA Tour. As a rookie on the PGA Tour, he earned $1,019,264 (90th overall) and led the PGA Tour in driving distance (319.6 yards). His longest ever drive on the PGA Tour was a 416 yard drive at the 2010 Sony Open. His longest drive in professional competition was a 422 yard drive on the Nationwide Tour.

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