Hats off to you, Bubba Watson! The pro golfer warmed up for the U.S. Open with a stunningly tricky putt at Chambers Bay, with his back to the hole. You just have to watch the outcome!
Well, that’s a great way to warm up for the U.S. Open! Bubba Watson, 36, shows mere mortals in a clip uploaded to Twitter just how it is done with this audacious trick shot during a practice putting session — and right before the golf tournament tees off.
With his back to the hole, Bubba sizes up the shot, aiming towards a slope roughly 25 yards away. What comes up must come down, and the ball soon comes rolling towards the hole and unbelievably sinks in. Amazing! Even more priceless is Bubba’s reaction, almost expectant that he was going to sink that almost impossible shot. We’ve never seen anything quite like it!
Accompanying the tweet he even had a confident message. “Putting and reading the greens well so far!! Good read @jtedscott!!#USOpenChambersBay.” While we’d like to see him try that in the real tournament, we somehow don’t think he will — but it’s a great way to show your opponent what you’re made of, that’s for sure.
The U.S. Open, a 115-year-old tournament, heads to the Pacific Northwest to be played at Chambers Bay, near Tacoma for the first time in its history. That’s the very course that Bubba pulled off this remarkable circus-like putt, so perhaps it’ll be good luck for the world number four! Bubba will face some stern opposition from tournament favorite Rory McIlroy, 26, if he is to lift that trophy. However, if they take one look at this clip, they’ll surely be stunned.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 12, 2015
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HollywoodLifers, do YOU think that Bubba Watson stands a chance of winning the U.S. Open? Let us know!
— Jon Boon