- Birth Name Gerry Lester Watson, Jr.
- Birth Place Bagdad, Florida
- Famous Name Bubba Watson
- Father Gerry Watson
- Mother Molly Marie Watson Mother
- Net Worth $30 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Angie Watson (m. 2004)
- Divorce N/A
- Children 2
Gerry Lester Watson Jr., also known as Bubba Watson, is a famous American golf player by profession who plays in the PGA Tour. Watson reached a career-high 2nd place in the Official World Golf Ranking in February 2015.
Early Life of Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson was born on November 5, 1978, in Bagdad, Florida, he had a keen interest in sport at a very young age of 6. His nickname was given to him by his father after the name of Bubba Smith, a former professional football player.
Bubba played for Faulkner State Community College and University of Georgia before joining the Nationwide Tour in 2001. He considers his father Gerry as his inspiration who motivated him to be a sportsperson who unfortunately died of throat cancer after seeing Bubba’s first PGA Tour win in 2010.
Professional Career of Bubba Watson
Moving to his professional life, Bubba Watson turned professional in the year 2003 where he joined the Nationwide Tour and played until 2005. He succeeded to get 21st rank on Nationwide Tour’s money list in 2005 and also get qualified to participate in the following year’s PGA Tour.
His first PGA Tour win was on June 27, 2010, in Cromwell, Connecticut, at the Travelers Championship. He was runner-up to Martin Kaymer at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, in 2010. His success was followed by the next PGA Tour win on January 30, 2011, at the Farmers Insurance Open and on May 1, 2011, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Watson won his second PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open, finishing one stroke ahead of runner-up Phil Mickelson on 30 January 2011.
In 2015, Bubba stands in 2nd place in the Official World Golf Ranking. The left-handed golfer not once or twice but has claimed the total of eight PGA Tour win till date which includes 2 Major Championships, 1 World Golf Championships and 5 other PGA Tour events and is still planning to win more in future.
He is among the longest drivers on the PGA Tour. In 2007 he had an average drive of 315.2 yards (288.2 m) and can hit a ball over 350 yards (320 m), and has the capability of generating a ball speed up to 194 mph (312 km/h).
Bubba Watson's Personal Life
Moving on to his personal life, Bubba is happily married to his long-term and the former professional basketball player, Angie Watson. Their first meet was while they were at the University of Georgia. On their first date, Angie told him that she has to adopt, she could never have kids. To which he replied, ‘That’s fine if God tells us he wants us to adopt, we’ll adopt’.
After four years long quest of their marriage they adopted a cute little boy of a month old named Caleb in March 2012. In 2014, they adopted a baby girl named Dakota. Hence, children never became a reason for them to get divorced.