Will Bubba Watson bounce back in the 2014 season and once again become a top 10 PGA player? Bubba is considered one of the nicest players on the tour as well as one of the longest drivers off the tee. However, Bubba Watson is considered a maverick for his attitude toward how he prepares for tournaments and his unwillingness to have a coach.
Bubba Watson has never allowed anyone to coach him on his swing and he enjoys life. He is not the PGA golf pro who you will find in the fitness room or weight room working out. He considers his workout to be shooting 18 holes of golf or doing whatever he feels he needs to do to work on his game. His approach to the game is unique because while other professionals work tirelessly with their coach Bubba Watson is the exact opposite. He works by himself according to his own plan.
Bubba Watson’s approach has resulted in him winning over $18 million in golf prize money. He won the 2012 Masters golf tournament, the most prestigious major on the tour and he has been a member of both the Ryder and President Cup teams for the United States. But, since the end of the 2012 season he has not been as consistent a performer in tour events. His golf weakness is not his exceptional driving but his short game and that is a part of the game that takes hours and hours of practice to become proficient in. This is an area of the game in which a coach may be of some assistance to Bubba Watson because his limitations in this area of the game resulted in him losing several tournaments in 2013 that he was in contention to win.
As a professional athlete part of the essence of invincibility is the belief that they can achieve anything they set their mind to accomplishing. Bubba is someone who has achieved his success on his own terms. However, there is a time in everyone’s life where you need help because no person is an island, privately or professionally. Will Bubba Watson consider adding a golf professional to his team in 2014 to help his golf game, in particular his short game, so that he can become a multiple major winner on the PGA tour or will he continue to be a maverick and take on the best golfers in the world on his own? That is the question that many golf observers will be asking in 2014 of Bubba Watson and it's a question he might want to ask himself.