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February 22, 2012

Bubba Watson


Q.  Probably never easy playing against a friend in match play?
BUBBA WATSON:  No, it's not.

Q.  Talk about what it was like out there and then maybe you and Ben as a whole.
BUBBA WATSON:¬† Last night we were at Bible study together.¬† We have a Wednesday night ‑‑ Tuesday night Bible study this week because of the tournament.¬† There was about seven of us there.¬† Ben was there; I was there.¬† So we were just joking around about how much fun it was going to be to play each other.¬† Neither one of us want to lose, obviously.¬† You are here to win.¬† Even it's your buddy or what, you still want to win.¬† It's hard playing with your buddy like that sometimes.
Overall, I hit the ball so good today.  I was really happy with how I was striking it.  I didn't miss a shot today.  So I just played good and he just missed a couple of putts.  Just one of those things

Q.  This is a course with the way that it's a designed, with the greens being a little funky, it allows you to have a little imagination.  That's something that I imagine you enjoy.
BUBBA WATSON:¬† Yeah, I do.¬† When it's ‑‑ when it's one‑on‑one, when you can see your opponent and see what he's doing, you can play different shots or play safe over here. ¬†You can miss a green in a certain place just because you can play a hill and get up‑and‑down.¬† There's a lot of strategy involved, especially after what your partner does.¬† Obviously you are just going to attack whatever you can do.
These greens are difficult.¬† Sometimes you will be on the green and might not be able to 2‑putt because they have got so many hills on them.

Q.  Are you a bracket watcher?  When you were coming up, were you looking to see who's advanced and who has been eliminated?
BUBBA WATSON:  I watched it throughout the day.  Just looked at some of my buddies and how they were playing.  I saw that my match tomorrow, who I'm playing against, is going to 18 right now.  They are all square.  I know Kuchar was up by 3 today and now he is back square on the last hole.  Jonathan and Kuchar, that is who I was just watching seeing who I was going to play.  It doesn't change my strategy any, but I was still just seeing who it was.

Q.  Do the seeds mean much?
BUBBA WATSON:¬† No, no.¬† The seeds mean ‑‑ seeds mean something in other sports, you know.¬† If I wake up and don't feel that good or struggle a little bit or don't putt as good as I should, you just lose.¬† You can shoot 75, 3‑over, and lose.¬† You can shoot 65 and lose.¬† It just depends on how good you are playing that day.¬† It's one of those tough ones where you can come out and shoot over par and still win the match.

Q.  I wonder where the General Lee is this week?
BUBBA WATSON:  It's sitting in the garage in Scottsdale.  It hasn't been out in the last couple of weeks.

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