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Bubba Watson cries during interview at The Masters (Video)

Bubba-Watson-crying-interviewThe Masters is the only tournament of its kind in golf. It can turn typically fun-loving grown men into mere mortals, as Bubba Watson showed us during his interview on Tuesday.

Watson, who is the defending champion at Augusta National after winning his first major there last year, was asked what some of the things were that he did with his first Green Jacket when he brought it home. Considering this is a guy who owns a hovercraft, bought this car and makes hilarious music videos with his golf buddies, reporters probably expected to hear some funny stories. Instead, Watson got extremely emotional and broke down crying.

Rather than mess around with the Green Jacket and risk offending the PGA, Watson says the only thing he did with it is wrap his son Caleb up in it. That was apparently a very vivid and touching memory for Watson, as he struggled for about a minute to compose himself after sharing it. Many have been criticizing Bubba for crying during an interview days before the tournament even starts, but my guess is he won’t be the last grown man to shed a tear before Sunday afternoon comes along.

Bubba Watson’s hovercraft may be the greatest golf invention ever (Video)

I’m not much of a golfer, but this absolutely amazing hovercraft created by Oakley for Bubba Watson is enough to get me out on the course.

Watson, who has created funny music videos and even purchased the car from the “Dukes of Hazzard,” is all about the finer things in life. He asked Oakley to come up with a no-boundaries golf cart that could go anywhere on the course. They delivered in a big way.

The hovercraft, named the BW1, goes through sand traps, water hazards, and scoots around on the greens.

Bubba says the hovercraft is so awesome people are going to want to just drive it and not even worry about the golf. He’s absolutely correct. This is like combining bumper boats and golf into one amazing experience.

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The Golf Boys are back with a new song called ’2.Oh’ (Video)

Bubba-Watson-Golf-BoysGolf has a reputation for being a pretty stuffy sport, but a certain foursome that calls itself “The Golf Boys” tends to deviate from the norm. Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Ben Crane have released another song as a follow-up of the hilarious music video called “Oh Oh Oh” that they introduced to the world a couple of summers ago.

The new track is called “2.Oh.” While I don’t find it quite as funny as their boy band debut, there are still plenty of laughs to be had and plenty of Watson’s chest hair to go around. PGA enthusiasts will appreciate the references to Fowler’s flat brims, Bubba’s button-ups and Mahan’s facial hair.

It’s refreshing for golf to be able to feature guys who have girly golf clubs and pull off hilarious pranks. It keeps the younger demographic involved and helps casual fans relate to people who are making more money in a weekend than many of us will make in our lives. Most importantly, all proceeds from their music video are donated to charity. What more can you ask for?

Video via The Big Lead

Bubba Watson goes ‘Happy Gilmore’ during first tee shot at Ryder Cup (Video)

The Ryder Cup is one of the most unique events in sports, and many people agree that it is the most exciting event in golf. In a sport that is typically dominated by individual play, the best golfers in the world get a chance to come together every other year and represent their countries in a team event. Playing in his first Ryder Cup on U.S. soil, Bubba Watson got swept up in the moment on Friday afternoon as he approached the first tee for his fourball match.

Golfers usually like total silence when they’re approaching a shot, but Bubba decided to go “Happy Gilmore” before his drive at the first tee. He let the crowd make as much noise as they wanted during his swing, and the ball ended up only a few steps off the fairway and in decent position. If someone tossed a “mashed potatoes!” in there the moment would have been picture perfect.

Bubba Watson pranks golf writer Alex Miceli during interview (Video)

Bubba Watson was at it again this week. The noted joker happened to see golf writer Alex Miceli filming a live segment for Golf Channel’s “On the Range” show ahead of The Barclays when he decided to have some fun.

Watson began with a routine videobomb before progressing to some pantomiming behind Miceli. He began shaking his head, pretending like he was falling asleep, and he looked at his watch as if he were bored. The Masters champion even pretended to take a phone call behind Miceli.

Miceli continued talking with a serious face for over 20 seconds, and it wasn’t until he stopped talking that he realized Watson was behind him.

I’d say I was surprised by the amusing video, but this is the same guy who bought the General Lee vehicle from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” and performed in a hilarious boy band video. This is pretty typical behavior for Watson, who obviously likes to keep it loose.

H/T Huff Po

Bubba Watson’s infant son Caleb now has his own green jacket (Photo)

During Bubba Watson’s Masters run a few weeks back, one of the story lines often brought up was how Watson was a new father. Watson’s wife Angie watched from home with their newly adopted son Caleb as Watson came from behind in the final round to claim the green jacket. Now Caleb has his own adorable replica green jacket, complete with replicas of the shirt and pants his dad wore when he won the tournament. The Masters champ tweeted out the above photo along with the message, “Caleb has matching Sunday outfit! #awesome.” So, does this mean miniature pink golf clubs are the next order of business?

Bubba Watson says the only phone call he took after he won the Masters was from Justin Bieber (Video)

Since winning the Masters back on April 8, Bubba Watson has been a popular man. In between appearances on David Letterman and interviews with sports writers and gossip reporters, he has undoubtedly been flooded with congratulatory calls from friends and family. At some point, you just have to shut off your phone and deal with it later — especially when you have a wife and a one-month old son at home. Before he did that, however, Bubba says he fielded one important phone call.

As you can see around the 1:05 mark of the video above that Geoff Shackleford passed along, Watson claims the only phone call he answered the night he won the green jacket was from Justin Bieber. Based on the conversation, it sounds like Bubba and Biebs are tight. Be jealous, Cam Newton. Be very jealous.

H/T Eye on Golf