Bubba Watson earlier told that he came to the Augusta National Golf Club in 2015 more set to defend his title than he was 2 years ago. And it really showed. Bubba, who has skidded on the Masters Tournament winner’s green jacket 2 of the last 3 years, started his bid to the 4th player to win back-to-back honors with a 1-under par Seventy-One. He trails leader Jordan Spieth by 7 shots going into Friday’s 2nd round.
After the first round, Watson told that it was a great day. He did not play his way out of this, and he is not too far behind, so he is happy with this. In the year 2013, when defending his 2012 title, Bubba began with a 3-over seventy-five and finished the event tied for 50th at Seven over par.
Speaking about his 2013 performance for title defense, he told that he did not know what to expect. This time he knows more. He must be better prepared. Playing in a group with Justin Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, and Gunn Yang of South Korea, U.S. Amateur winner, Bubba had 4 birdies as well as 3 bogeys on a sun- swamped day in Augusta, Georgia, where the temperature reached to 89 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius).
Watson shot 3-under sixty nine in previous year’s first round, leaving him tied for 2nd, and followed it with rounds of 68,74 and 69 to edge Jonas Blixt and Spieth for the win in the 1st of golf’s 4 annual major tournaments.