Genesis Open Bubba Watson considered retiring last year

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Genesis Open Bubba Watson considered retiring last year

Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson said he was "close to retiring" last year as he claimed his 10th PGA tour title at the Genesis Open.

Watson shot a two-under 69 in the final round to win by two strokes from fellow Americans Kevin Na and Tony Finau.

The 39-year-old was not selected for the winning United States team at the 2016 Ryder Cup and is ranked 117th.

"The last year and a half, almost two years, has been a struggle, because I want to be at the top," he said.

"I was top 10 in the world for a few years, so not being there you feel like: 'Is this it' Is this my old man moment where I can't play golf again''"

Watson made five birdies and three bogeys in Los Angeles on Sunday to finish on 12 under par and said afterwards he "never thought" he would reach 10 PGA tour wins.


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Date Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 2018, 03:18 pm

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