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Mike Anthony: Bubba Watson Gives Travelers A Familiar Injection Of Energy

Mike Anthony: Bubba Watson Gives Travelers A Familiar Injection Of Energy

Bubba Watson's I-got-this moment came just after weather warnings were issued Sunday afternoon at TPC River Highlands. He made an 11-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole and pumped his fist, the first tangible signs that the Travelers Championship was in for a few more signature moments and a comfortable reminder of one player's dependability.

Watson is the face of our state's PGA Tour event, a three-time champion after providing those moments, like his dart of a 71-yard approach on 18, with the ball trickling to within a couple feet of the cup as the crowd in the natural amphitheater did what it does so well – made the ground shake.

An hour or so later, heavy rain pelted a...

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