Bubba Watson on wet playing conditions at Valhalla: ‘It’s f**king horses**t’ (video)
Bubba Watson was having a horrible go of it during his second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla on Friday, and it appears he was placing a majority of a blame on the wet and sloppy playing conditions golfers were forced to confront as rain soaked both the course and the players.
A Bubba was overheard numerous times maligning the inclement weather. After several shots, Watson made comments that were some variation of the theme that the conditions gave him no chance to play a solid shot, let alone a solid round.
“Water on the clubface, bro… water on the clubface. I got no chance!” Bubba to caddie Ted Scott #PrayForTedScott
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) August 8, 2014
Ugh Bubba to Teddy after missing the green on 16, “I can’t play golf man. I got nothing.” — Amanda Balionis (@Amanda_Balionis) August 8, 2014
Perhaps the biggest victim of Watson’s sour, waterlogged mood was his caddie Ted Scott, who took the brunt of his boss’s frustration, not the first time he has served in the capacity of whipping boy for the sometimes surly southpaw.
To put an exclamation on his soaked thoughts, Watson later let loose a cuss-filled coup de grâce to illustrate his increasing frustration with the wet and sloppy conditions.
After his drive found water on the par-5 18th, Watson emulated Tiger’s penchant for potty mouthiness (which again emerged on Thursday) — or Kramer in the dentist’s chair — and let the expletives fly as he watched his ball sail into the hazard.
“It doesn’t matter what I do man. It doesn’t matter. It’s f*cking horseshit.” -Bubba- #YearOfRejoicing #PrayForTedScott
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) August 8, 2014
Video of Watson’s profane demonstration of exasperation (via @EyeonGolf):
As you can see by a few of the above tweets, Watson’s surly meltdown has prompted a #PrayforTedScott hashtag. Seems appropriate given the circumstances. And Bubba wasn’t even playing terribly — relative to par, not the field — as despite his frustration, he managed to card a 1-under on his first nine holes, which were played on the back nine.
[H/T SB Nation]