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So what’s next for Bubba?
The road should now look more like a wide-open interstate than a winding country lane.
Watson joined an exclusive list with his second Masters titles, one of only 17 players to win a green jacket more than once. Fifteen of the other multiple Masters champions are in the Hall of Fame. The other is Tiger Woods.
The next measure is to win multiple majors. Watson lost the PGA Championship in a playoff on the last hole in 2010 at Whistling Straits. He started the final round of the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont three shots off the lead.
Augusta National suits him perfectly, better than any course except the one he grew up playing in the Florida Panhandle.
That doesn’t mean his game is limited only to the Masters. And that’s the next step for Watson.
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