Bubba Watson Sends Signed Masters Flag to Recovering Teen

Bubba Watson had a few things going on last week. There was a little tournament called the Masters taking place, so he had a Champions Dinner to attend Tuesday, a Par-3 Contest to play Wednesday, a 3-under 69 to shoot Thursday, a 54-hole lead to take Friday, a tough 2-over round Saturday, and then another 69 Sunday to clinch his second Masters in three years.

But that didn’t stop Watson from sending a heavy dose of encouragement to Briggs Berry. He’s the 17-year-old golf nut we told you about in February, the inspiring teenager who underwent a bone marrow transplant to fight a rare condition called X-linked hyper IgM.

Berry remains in the hospital six weeks after his surgery, but he received an uplifting gift on Saturday: an autographed 2014 Masters flag from Watson – a little piece of sports memorabilia whose value skyrocketed Sunday after Watson clinched the title. (Ted Scott is Watson’s caddie.)

What’s more is early Sunday, prior to taking the course for one of the more pressure-packed rounds of their careers, Watson and Scott were praying for Berry, who met the pro in January during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Soon after Watson’s win, Berry received yet another encouraging tweet from a superstar athlete: Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson.

As for Berry’s health status, he proudly reported some thrilling news last week:

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