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Bubba Watson tags along on birthday date with Rickie Fowler, girlfriend (pic)

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Ever since their time as two of the founding members of the Golf Boys, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have been tight. The dynamic duo of golf goofiness apparently are so close, in fact, that Watson recently tagged along on a date with Fowler and his girlfriend, Alexis Randock.

Sure, playing the role of third wheel can happen from time to time, but this date arguably was a bit more special for the couple, as it was seemingly meant to be an outing to celebrate Randock’s birthday.

Awk-ward.

Watson took to Twitter to poke fun at himself and his third-wheel status, posting the above photograph along with the message, “Romantic boat tour with @RickieFowlerPGA!!” while adding the hashtag, “#ImThe3rdWheel.”

At least he knows his place.

The reason we know that it was Randock’s birthday was both she and Fowler posted photos to Instagram acknowledging as much.

Happy Birthday My Love @alexis.randock…so much fun!! Taking down SF!!

A photo posted by Rickie Fowler (@therealrickiefowler) on

So, uh, there you go.

As noted, Fowler and Watson have become fast and close friends during their time on the PGA Tour. Fowler recently came to Watson’s defense after the results of an anonymous survey of golfers made it appear that Bubba may not be the most well-liked player on Tour.

“Bubba’s Bubba,” Fowler said. “I don’t think he’s really in a position where he’s too worried if certain guys like him or don’t like him. I feel like if you’re worrying about something like that, it’s only going to weigh on you. You’ve got to take care of your family and take care of your golf game.”

That’s all well and good, but still: Tagging along on a birthday date? Bubba may be Bubba, but that’s bush league!

At the same time, it’s clear a good time was had by one and all. So it’s all good.

[H/T For the Win]