The 2014 Masters (a tradition unlike any other) crowned its champion on Sunday afternoon. While the golf community, specifically those who cover the game in the media, wondered how much interest there would be in the tournament sans Tiger Woods, one of their most likable golfers rose up to win his second green jacket in three years.
It’s a combination of factors that makes Bubba Watson so great (in this author’s opinion). It’s the fact that he uses an all-pink driver to bomb the ball farther than most golfers on tour. It’s the fact that he truly wears his emotions on his sleeves, willing to sob in front of the world when he wins tournaments. It’s the fact that he is self-taught. It is his hovercraft golf cart. And it’s his celebration after his victory Sunday afternoon.
Here is the best celebration ever (or at least one among the most precious), with assists from Bubba’s son and his wife.
And for good measure, here is Bubba on his hover craft golf cart:
He might not move the needle like Tiger does in terms of TV ratings, but darn it if Watson won’t at least draw a certain audience because he is sure an easy guy to cheer for.