After winning his second green jacket at the Masters on Sunday, Bubba Watson held a celebratory dinner suitable for a guy who goes by the nickname Bubba.
He went to a Waffle House.
“A small-town guy named Bubba has two green jackets,” he told reporters after winning Sunday. “It’s pretty wild.”
Which leads us to ask, as we did two years ago, why is Gerry Lester Watson Jr. of Bagdad, Fla., known as Bubba?
His dad bestowed the moniker when his son was born 35 years ago. A chubby-cheeked baby, Watson says he looked like Bubba Smith, the football player, and his dad, it seems, wanted a football player.