Bubba Watson blasts his way to victory at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
Bubba carded a final round -3 under par 68 to win the Northern Trust Open with a -15 under par total, a one shot winning advantage. He spoke about wining for the second time here, and some of his recent ill advised comments;
“The highlight is definitely winning.”
“When you come to Hollywood, there’s a lot of things you can do. It’s fun. And winning is
“I’ve got to man up and be a better man, I’ve got to figure out how to answer things better.”
“You know, all the stuff going on in my head we’ve been working on in the last 11 years of PGA Tour life; I’ve got to get better at it.”
“I think I’ve made the right steps, but it’s still going to pop out. The bad stuff is going to pop out every once in a while.”
Sharing second place at -14 under par were Adam Scott and Jason Kokrak.
Adam shot -4 under par 67 today and Jason had to settled for -3 under 68.
Jason admitted he needs to eliminate the mental mistakes, like being in the middle of the green and then three putting;
“You’ve got to eliminate the mental mistakes.”
“Hitting it in the middle of the green on 15 is just; I had a 2-shot lead at the time.”
Adam conceded Bubba played the better golf today;
“A guy like Bubba, he’s very tough to beat.”
“He’s proving tough to beat from that position. He’s wearing the course out on the toughest day.”
Biggest disappointment of the day came from Rory McIlroy, despite starting the day with an Eagle, went on to record 7 bogey’s for a last round +4 over par 75, and a -6 under total, to be T20;
“I turned a chance to win into a top 20 at the end of the day, so that wasn’t too good.”