Bubba Watson had an extra obstacle to overcome on his way to victory in the Northern Trust Open: a kidney stone.
Watson said after the win Sunday at Riviera Country Club that he passed a kidney stone on Monday after seeing blood in his urine the day before.
"I'm already a head case, so my thoughts of seeing red liquids coming out … I thought I was dying, basically, without pain," Watson said.
He said he experienced the passing of a kidney stone five years ago, and this time his family called tournament officials and asked if they could see a doctor when they arrived in L.A. on Monday. Watson underwent a CAT scan, and before he could receive the results he...