Bubba Watson still trying to shake off 2012 Masters 'hangover'

Bubba Watson reacts after making a birdie putt on the 14th green during the second round of the...

Bubba Watson reacts after making a birdie putt on the 14th green during the second round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

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Bubba Watson, a teetotaller, has never been drunk in his life but he has been hungover for the last two years.

His Masters victory in 2012 was such a seminal moment in Watson’s life that he has been paralyzed by the satisfaction, the joy, the memories, and what it all means for himself and his family.

“You’ve got to think about where I’ve come from. It’s an accomplishment for a guy named Bubba, with my mom, my upbringing. My year, my career was complete after that win.

“So yeah, obviously I was going to hang over. Never been drunk before, but a hangover from the green jacket,” he said.

"It’s going to take me some time. You know, I do everything my way. I learned the game my way. I figured it out my way. So it just takes me a little bit longer with the mental focus and drive to get back to where I am today.”


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