Bubba Watson may be a master of the trick shot, but when it comes to witty repartee, let’s just say he should spend more time on the range. Few places can fans get as close to the players at a major championship than Augusta National and the Shreveport Times caught a glimpse of when this can become a problem for the players.
On the 10th hole Saturday, Watson hit one of his patended sidewinder tee shots into the trees. There, he butted heads with a patron—this is Augusta, so you better not call them “fans” or “spectators” because God forbid they have an uncivilized name—Watson felt was crowding him.
“Can you back up, you’re really not supposed to be back here,” he said according to the story.
“Neither is your ball,” the fan said.
Now at this point, Bubba should have left well enough alone. You hit a bad shot. You got roasted by a fan. Laugh and we’ll all move on with our days.
But Watson couldn’t let it go.
“I don’t know about you, but I have two Green Jackets,” Watson told the fan before adding, “Thanks for coming.”
Sick burn, Bubba.