Minggu, 18 Februari 2018

The Limerick Summary: 2018 Genesis Open

Winner: Bubba Watson

Around the wider world of golf: Jin Young Ko won wire-to-wire in her first official start as an LPGA member -- only the second woman ever to do so -- at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open; Joost Luiten won the inaugural NBO Oman Open on the ET; and Joe Durant won the Chubb Classic on the Champions Tour.

Bubba Watson with his third Genesis Open trophy

It appears that Bubba Watson is back on the golf map. And contrary to rumors of his impending retirement, he intends to stay there.

At least for a couple more years.

After a solid year of health problems, equipment changes and who knows what else, Bubba is back to his old self. That means, of course, that he's making news for more than his golf, such as playing in the NBA Celebrity Basketball Tournament in the middle of the Genesis Open.

And I mean no disrespect when I say that. Bubba is one of those folks who thrives on variety, on trying different things and not taking himself too seriously. The Bubba Watson who was "playing" all over Hollywood this past week was also playing some of his best golf -- golf we've all been waiting to see again.

He picked a great place to do it, as well. After successfully holding off the likes of Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Na, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau and Scott Stallings with a bogey-free three-under on the back nine, Bubba joined Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum as the only three-time winners at Riviera. That's pretty good company he's keeping!

So it's nice to welcome Bubba back to the winner's circle after a long absence... and just in time for this year's Ryder Cup! Here's a fresh Limerick Summary for your collection, big fella:
The last round was close, nip and tuck
Between several players, but luck
Was against all but one—
Bubba’s three-under run
Down the stretch left them all thunderstruck.
The photo came from the golf-monthly.co.uk website.

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