Thursday, December 10, 2009
Playing With Bubba Watson
If you follow me on Twitter (and if you don't, stop being a dick and do it), you probably already know what transpired earlier this week.
Basically, Bubba Watson, a PGA Tour professional who tends to hit the golf ball a country mile off the tee and doesn't carry a 3-wood because he never really needs it on par-5s, sent out a message to the masses on Twitter asking if anyone was interesting in completing his foursome this Friday at some charity event called Birdies for the Brave.
I actually never saw the tweet, but my buddy TheOldMarPar suggested it in and I noticed his tweet. Next thing I know, I'm having a glass of Cab at the La Costa resort in San Diego with a buddy and I get a message. "Hey do you want to play on Friday with us! (sic)", was what Bubba asked and since I'm a blogger that spends most of his time drinking Red Bull and attempting to do pull-ups on his bar in apartment, I answered yes. Obviously.
It turns out, this was some sort of contest or something, and Bubba liked the line on my Twitter profile about avoiding bogeys (I'm so clever!).
So, this Friday morning, I will be paired with Bubba, his wife and a work associate of his and be tearing through TPC Scottsdale, home of the newly minted Waste Management Open, in a scramble format that should be, for lack of a better term, wedge-y. (I'm saying that mostly because I tend to hit the ball around the 300-yard mark and Bubba obviously hits it further than that, so if one of us can find a fairway there shouldn't be more than a wedge in our hands, especially at the relatively mild TPC Scottsdale.)
Throughout the Friday round, I'm planning on pointing the 'ol Blackberry Bold towards Twitter and sending any and all updates that I think people would find interesting. Trust me, this won't be something like, "6-iron from 195." I know you guys better than that. I'm thinking more like, "Corona Girls on the 14th tee looks awkwardly like Rachel Uchitel and has a Nike tattoo on her ankle." You know, that sort of thing.
So, yeah. Bacon and Bubba. I better go hit some range balls.