Skip to content

Golf: US Masters winner Bubba Watson – 'I am so blessed'

Bubba Watson, the winner of golf's 2012 Masters, has been speaking to Fox News about his family and his faith ...

Bubba Watson, the winner of golf's 2012 Masters, has been speaking to Fox News about his family and his faith.

The 33-year-old left hander beat South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen in a play-off on Easter Sunday, helped by an amazing shot out of the trees on the 10th hole, leaving him eight feet from the pin.

He said: “It feels great, it feels great that I pulled that shot off. It feels great to see it on video clips. It feels great to do all this media just so I can show love to my son.”

When asked about his six-week-old son Caleb, who he and his wife Angie adopted just two weeks before the tournament, Watson quickly became emotional, fighting back tears and saying, “It’s more amazing than winning the green jacket.” 



He continued: “When we first started dating, she told me that she couldn’t have kids. We had to adopt – on our first date she told me this. I said, ‘That’s fine. If God wants … us to have a kid, we can have kids other ways.’”

They started the process of adopting four years and two weeks ago, they completed the adoption of Caleb.

Watson said that he’s thrilled to be headed home, saying, “It’ll be the first time that us three are together without anybody else around.”

Watson talked about his Christian faith, saying: “That’s why I cry all the time, that’s why I feel like I am so blessed. It’s because of being a Christian, being a Christian family, my wife too. It’s a special time for us because we know these things are not just from us. It’s God helping us out, and we know that the green jacket is a big honour, but at the same time, we can’t take this to heaven with us.”

He continued saying that he lives his life by his faith, reading the Bible and striving to be a better man. He said: “Golf is about fourth on the list. Golf helps me make number five on the list of all the charity work and all the things I can do and all the support I can give to my community where I grew up.”

Get more inspiring reading

You can order our printed INSPIRE magazine in bundles of 10 for your church. Get encouraged by stories of God at work in the UK and around the world – and it's great for giving away to those on the edge of church, too! Order FREE* for your church (*we welcome an annual donation towards our costs).

Subscribe

Join the discussion