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After Winning The Masters, Bubba Watson Left The Chairman Of Augusta National Hanging


When Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win the Masters yesterday, it was an emotional scene as the deeply religious Watson celebrated with his caddie and family on Easter Sunday. Watson’s been through a whirlwind recently – he and his wife just recently adopted a child, and he pretty plainly wore that whirlwind on his face in the aftermath of his triumph yesterday. For all the joy involved, it was also pretty heavy. Fortunately, later on, as Watson was being awarded the green jacket by last year’s champion Charl Schwartzel, this happened:

Nothing like the ol’ missed handshake to lighten up the proceedings. Not that they were lightened up intentionally, mind you: we’re with SB Nation. This was a minor, accidental mistake. And if anyone out there really wants to believe that Watson was trying to gently stick it to the power structure at Augusta National (which would have been… kind of awesome, actually), let us just show you this and say: yeah, probably not.

Video by CJ Fogler.


  • Tywebb_1

    Hey Glenn, what does his car have to do with the power structure at the Masters? Not following you there.

  • Anonymous

    Augusta National: Southern through and through (in Georgia, Billy Payne is from Georgia, etc.). General Lee car: Southern through and through, even if it’s tongue in cheek (Confederate flag image on top, Dixie horn, Dukes of Hazzard set in Georgia, etc.). Plus Bubba went to UGA. He’s got a fondness for the region.

  • Jcatty

    He reached to shake Billy’s hand until 
    Schwartzel stuck out his hand, which Bubba shook.  As soon as he put the green jacket on and Billy offered his hand again Bubba promptly shook it.  I don’t see the issue.

  • Allan Wikman

    I see Payne’s hand up in the still, but (twice) where is it in the video???????

    Al told, poorly produced!

  • Anonymous

    No “issue,” really. Just awkward/funny when viewed in real time.

  • Roperdolla

    What happened was the head of Augusta was simply gesturing to the Jacket – and Bubba thought he was coming in for a handshake – But the Augusta guy’s hand was already on the way down – then he realized Bubba was going for a shake but by the time he went back in Bubba was onto the Jacket.  But as JCat mentioned above in the thread —  as soon as he put the Jacket on all was good and they shook hands.


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