Watson good, Tiger bad

Published 8:40 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bubba Watson hit the shot of a lifetime on Sunday in Augusta, Ga. to win The Master’s, which his is first major victory as a member of the PGA Tour.

Watson was a breath of fresh air as a winner because he showed so much emotion into earning the win of the most coveted tournament in golf.

You could see it on his face as the green jacket was placed on him.

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The way he handled himself following the big win was even more impressive.

On Twitter, he individually thanked each well wisher that tweeted to him following the win on the second hole of the playoff.

It really was a whirlwind victory for the Bagdad, Fla. native, who played at Faulkner State Community College before transferring to the University of Georgia.

During his press conference after the tournament, tears  streamed down his face where he basically stated that he could not believe a small town guy could win The Master’s. It really was a great sight for a sports fan.

On the loser’s end, former winners Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods each had their share of rough rounds.

Mickelson started the tournament our  rough, actually had a chance to be in the hunt for his fourth Master’s, but fell a part in his final round to end the tournament in a tie for third.

Woods on the other hand started the tournament decent, but fell out of contention on the second day of the event.

Worse then his play though was his attitude on the course. Cursing, dropping and kicking clubs is something that should not be tolerated on the hollow grounds in Augusta.

He needs to be shown the proper way to act at The Master’s and other tournaments even if he is having an awful day.

His game might not be what it once was, but the way he carries himself is even further gone.

It’s a disappointment to see such a once proud golfer reduced to the acts of a child.

At least when it was all said and done, people had the pleasure of seeing the good of the tournament with Watson’s victory.

Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at  368-2123 or by e-mail at sports@atmoreadvance.co