Gopher Hockey Rube wrote:Bushwood Gopher wrote:Gopher Hockey Rube wrote:Bushwood Gopher wrote:I've been told from a buddy of mine who knows a couple tour caddies real well that Bubba Watson is an ass. Here's some visual proof:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devi ... 22612.html
Players say things in the heat of the moment that I'm sure they regret, but I'm not going to go as far to call him an ass because of it. It's intense out there, as it is on an NBA court, a MLB field, or any other high end sport. I've seen Bubba interviewed many times and he seems like a decent guy, just very intense on the course.
I'll take the words of caddies who are around him 4 to 5 days a week for months out of the year over how he comes across in television interviews.
I used to wonder why many of the golf writers would make off hand comments in their articles about how big of a jerk he was. I don't wonder anymore.
So he gets upset on the golf course, which is his workplace, big deal. Have you ever got mad and smashed your club, swore or been basically pissed on the golf course? I know I have. If you've never done that, congrats. He has a family and friends who I'm sure think that he's the greatest guy in the world, so this crap about getting mad on the course or how some caddies feel about him means absolutely nothing to me.
I'm not surprised in the least by your position. For some bizarre reason, you seem predisposed to defending the behavior of pricks. The bottom lines is he has a bad reputation among those that work in and cover the game for a living. And it goes well beyond one meltdown with his caddy. Like the people that question what kind of a guy Tiger is, I guess these must just all be Bubba haters....