Posted March 20, 2014

Bubba Watson Shoots 83, Withdraws From Bay Hill With Allergies

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Bubba Watson tees off during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Watson withdrew after a first-round 83. (Fred Vuich/SI)

Bubba Watson withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after a opening round 83 due to severe allergies.

Watson’s day included a sextuple-bogey 11 on Bay Hill’s par-5 6th after he dunked three tee shots into the water, then knocked his approach into the rough and three-putted.

This is the second high-profile player to bow out of Arnie’s tournament after Tiger Woods withdrew earlier this week.

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12 comments
kelprod1
kelprod1

Bubba makes 11 on the scorecard, blames allergies and quits....Arnie revokes invitation to Bubba for the next 5 years. Nobody likes a quitter...especially a class act like Arnie. 

Redskins
Redskins

I think Bubba is allergic to shooting an 83!

macer
macer

Tiger, to his credit, at least withdrew prior to the event this week in Orlando.

Bubba Watson is clearly exhibiting a lack of class with his WD, the same lack of class that was revealed when he made highly critical statements of golf fans and the food in France, couldn't remember the name of the Louvre, and purchased an automobile with a confederate flag on it's roof.

Bubba, conversely, clearly exhibits class when as he loves his adopted son, shows respect for his parents, and cares for his wife, Angie.

Bubba's rationale for the WD because of allergies is a joke as was Phil's WD at the Memorial several years ago for mental fatigue.

Aaron39
Aaron39

An 83 will do that to your allergies.... 

BradHoughton
BradHoughton

7-Eleven carries allergy medicine...just sayin'

Bagger
Bagger

@macer  What about Tigers 42 on his front nine at the Players a couple years back and then WD at the turn?(1st round) I guess a persons rationale depend on the person.

Tuesdaymom
Tuesdaymom

I guess woods wasn't lack of class when he WD from the honda, you gets a better view if you take of the blinder.

Bagger
Bagger

@BradHoughton  I guess you didn't read where he was on medicine. Having  Severe Allergies is very tough to deal with sometimes. I don't know if it had anything to do with the 83 but I do know it can be very hard to function something when the allergies attack.

usuk
usuk

Baggar. You can't rationale with a hypocrite racist.

macer
macer

@Tuesdaymom

Tuesdaymom,

Be Happy! 

It is clearly evident that Tiger withdrew from the Honda Classic because of back spasms.  Tiger would not WD 13 holes into the final round of the Honda Classic because of poor play.  Please check Tiger's record for making cuts and understand sometimes he made cuts on sheer determination.  Tiger is not a quitter.

Blinder?  Perhaps!  I've been critical of Tiger in the past as well as laudatory just as my comments about Bubba were both critical and laudatory.  I attempt to examine multiple perspectives about a player, writer, and even those who make comments at this site.  Regarding the latter, I believe Redskins as a user name is demeaning, however, he made an insightful comment last week (why wasn't Scott asked about anchored putting during an interview and subsequent article) and I praised his astute comment.

Tuesdaymom, is a blinder hindering your views and perspectives?

usuk
usuk

What's the evident you've that woods back's was bothering him. I see, he has always been truthful and honest in life and golf.

Tiger is a quitter, he gave up on his marriage s when he couldn't control his driver's and plays on other courses when he had a beautiful home course.

The only view here blurry here is your perhaps you should stop drinking that kool aids

Bagger
Bagger

@macer @Tuesdaymom  Tiger has withdrawn his share of time. How could you be sure he hasn't quit before and be so sure about Phil and Bubba? The truth is none of us know for sure.

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