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Bubba Watson: Biggest difference in prep for Ryder Cup relates to his underwear


Bubba Watson, along with twelve teammates that feature such American golf luminaries as Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk and Hunter Mahan, will soon be making the trek across the pond to Scotland and begin preparations for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be battled out on the PGA Centenary Course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire beginning Sept. 23.

With the team captained by American golf royalty Tom Watson, along with vice captains Raymond Floyd, Andy North and Steve Stricker, no detail has been overlooked to ensure that the players can focus on golf and golf only during their time in Scotland, save for a few incidentals that players will be responsible for taking care of own their own.

For Bubba Watson, that involves underwear.

In an amusing back-and-forth with the media recently, as reported by, Watson was asked by a reporter how preparing for the Ryder Cup differs from a typical tournament on the PGA Tour.

“I’m going to move from my house at the Greenbrier down to Orlando and then practice a little bit and get ready for this thing called the Ryder Cup I’m going to try to compete at and hopefully win this time,” joked Watson, according to Eye on Golf.

The reporter, apparently unsatisfied with Watson’s humorous response, dug deeper and clarified his inquiry.

“What I’m trying to say — I didn’t mean to go over your head — how do you prepare for a Ryder Cup differently than you would, say, for a major if you have the week off before?” was how the follow-up question was posed.

Watson’s response revolved almost entirely his packing regimen, specifically on how he had to alter his underwear routine.

“The only difference I see in the Ryder Cup preparation is packing my suitcase, because all my clothes are going to be over there,” Watson replied. “So I don’t have to — all I got to pack is my underwear, I guess, my underwear and my socks.”

Curious as to how Watson will approach the packing of his underwear as it relates to the amount of time he’ll be in Scotland? Here you go:

“I’ll be there seven days,” Watson surmised. “I’ll pack five and flip two of them around.”

Good to know. Good to know.

Video of the interview follows.