Bubba Watson breaks down at interviews after Masters win

   Apr 12, 4:02 pm

London, Apr 12 (ANI): Bubba Watson, who has just won the Masters for the first time in his career, has been seen crying every time he discusses his win on most of his interviews.

It's no surprise, as the 33-year-old golfer has had a challenging few weeks - becoming a father for the first time and still mourning the loss of his own father while winning his first ever major title.

During interviews since the win, including those on Piers Morgan Tonight, ESPN and MSNBC's Morning Joe, interviewers have quizzed him about his father and the legacy he left behind, the Daily Mail reported.

Gerry Watson Sr., who gave his son the name Bubba because "I was so fat and ugly", passed away two years ago from throat cancer.

The mention of his name was enough to make Watson's nose wrinkle and lips purse, as he struggled to put into words how grateful he was for his father, the man who first put a golf club in his hands.

As he hugged his caddie and then held his mother Mollie in disbelief at beating South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen for the title and 1.4-million-dollar prize, thoughts of his loved ones filed his mind.

After his win, the committed Christian said: "My dad's not here, but he's watching in heaven."

"It is to honour my parents, to honour my late dad - all the people who have got me to this point in my life - all my fans. It was all for them," he told Piers Morgan.

Speaking on Morning Joe, he admitted the thought of his father made him particularly emotional.

Stalling the interview as he struggled to control his tears, Watson who has never had any golf lessons, eventually recounted his father taking him for his first game. (ANI)

Saina Nehwal wins India Open Super Series Mar 29, 8:32 pm
New Delhi, Mar. 29 (ANI): World No 1 Saina Nehwal on Sunday lifted the singles crown of the India Open Super Series Badminton tournament here.
Full Story
McCullum proud of 'aggressive' brand of cricket despite WC defeat to Oz Mar 29, 4:52 pm
Sydney, Mar 29 (ANI): New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has expressed that he was proud of the aggressive brand of cricket his team displayed throughout the tournament despite losing to co-hosts Australia in the World Cup final by seven wickets in Melbourne.
Full Story
Oz crowned world champions post humbling Kiwis by seven wickets in 2015 WC final Mar 29, 4:13 pm
Sydney, Mar 29 (ANI): And the World Cup finally came to a conclusion with Australia bagging the coveted trophy for the fifth time in the tournament's history.
Full Story
Sebastian Vettel holds off Hamilton by 10 seconds to clinch Malaysian GP Mar 29, 4:12 pm
London, Mar 29 (ANI): Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel got back to winning ways as he outclassed reigning champion Lewis Hamilton to win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY