Bubba Watson made no secret before the start of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship that he’s not a fan of the format.
Having advanced through the first two rounds, Watson isn’t changing his story.
“Some guy can hit four balls in the desert and you’re only 1-up. But in a golf tournament, he shoots 80, you shoot 70, you’re 10 up,” Watson said. “It’s just different. I’d rather have the chance to make my bad mistakes in a 72-hole event. So for me, that’s just how it is.”
Going to extra holes – as Watson did in his second-round victory against Jim Furyk on Friday – is different, also.
“When we get to extra holes, that’s sudden death,” Watson said. “That’s a regular golf tournament. I’ve think I’ve won three golf tournaments in sudden death. That part is the same as any golf tournament.”
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