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Jordan Spieth downs defending champ Matt Kuchar in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan Spieth beat defending champion Matt Kuchar in a tough battle Friday, highlighting third-round play at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Defending champ Matt Kuchar advances in WGC Match Play

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Defending champ Matt Kuchar advanced but Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy were bounced from the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday.
Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

Bubba Watson's first win since 2012 moves him to 14th in rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson's first PGA win since his 2012 Masters championship returned him to the Top 15 of the men's world golf rankings as of Monday.

Bubba Watson rallies for 2-stroke victory at Northern Trust Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson stormed from behind to win his fifth career PGA championship with a second straight 7-under-par 64 Sunday, claiming the Northern Trust Open.

William McGirt takes third-round lead at Northern Trust Open

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- William McGirt put himself on track for a first career PGA victory Saturday, firing a third-round 6-under 65 for a two-stroke lead at the Northern Trust Open.

Kevin Stadler edges Bubba Watson in Phoenix for 1st career win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Kevin Stadler carded a 3-under-par 68 Sunday, edging Bubba Watson by a single stroke to claim his first career PGA victory at the Phoenix Open.

Bubba Watson maintains Phoenix Open lead with 3-under 68

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson maintained the lead after three rounds of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Saturday with a round of 3-under-par 68.

Watson, Jones share lead at Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson, seeking his first PGA Tour win since his triumph at the Masters two years ago, maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Phoenix Open.

Bubba Watson, Y.E. Yang share lead on PGA Tour

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Major championship winners Bubba Watson and Y.E. Yang both turned in a 7-under 64 Thursday and shared the lead when play was suspended at the Phoenix Open.

Zach Johnson edges Tiger Woods in World Challenge playoff

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson made a dramatic par save on the 18th hole to force a playoff and then added a par on the extra hole, besting Tiger Woods at the World Challenge.

Tiger Woods holds onto 2-shot lead at windy World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Host Tiger Woods retained a two-shot lead after carding an even-par 72 Saturday in the third round of the World Challenge.

Woods fires 62 to take lead at World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods turned in a spectacular, 10-under 62 Friday that vaulted him into a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

Zach Johnson leads at World Challenge

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Zach Johnson warmed up on the back nine Thursday and shot a 5-under 67 that gave him the lead after one round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
Dustin Johnson has five-stroke lead at WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai

Dustin Johnson has five-stroke lead at WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Dustin Johnson tied the course record with a 9-under-par 63 Friday in roaring out to a five-stroke lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.
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.
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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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