As you may or may nor be aware, the one and only Bubba Watson, of PGA Tour and Ping Golf fame, recently took to the world wide web in order to discuss myriad topics with the ESPN day-time chat participant demographic. As a big fan of the guy and the way he plays the game, I had no choice but to check the whole thing out. We’ll leave it to the reader to decide if this question and answer session was particularly illuminating, or if Mr. Watson’s typographical skills and wit of mind either endear or do not. However, we couldn’t help but take notice of a few choice passages, and comment on them in brief below:
On whether his swing ever feels off:
My swing never feels off. I just play the game. I play by feel. You never have a feeling that it’s off. If my mind’s not feeling the right way then the game is hard.
A rather bold statement, methinks. His swing never feels off? If this is entirely true, then Bubba needs to get to work on his noggin, because he’s a few visits with a sports psychologist and a sunny weekend away from being unstopable.
On the most important thing to do in order to maximize distance:
The first thing to get more distance is to hit the ball on the center of the club face. That’s the most important. Contact on the center of the ball.
Silly me, I’ve been going about this golf thing all wrong. I’m going to try that next time!
On what he thinks about after he addresses the ball:
Don’t swing and miss.
I think this is probably what Leonardo da Vinci had in mind when he said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
On why he wears a visor instead of a hat:
Because I look good in a visor.
On the most disappointed he’s ever been on a golf course:
I’m never disappointed on a golf course. I’m playing golf for a living. That’s not a disappointment.
Here’s to perspective!