Watching Bubba Watson hit a golf ball is usually fun in and of itself, but on Sunday at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Watson took his creativity to a new level.
Sitting well out of contention in the Zozo Championship, Watson approached the par-5 6th hole in a way that 99.9% of golfers would never even consider.
Perhaps a little more prone to trying a crazy line off the tee thanks to a bogey-double bogey stretch two holes earlier, Watson and caddie Ted Scott scouted an alternate route for the 562-yard hole. Teeing up 90° right of the typical line off the tee, Watson smoked a driver that defied convention while missing the hole sign and a few overhanging trees.
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The shot turned the dogleg-right par-5 into a straight-away hole with a few lines of trees in his way.
Like Watson said after his most famous shot from the trees — his recovery shot from the trees right of No. 2 during a playoff at the 2012 Masters — if he has a swing, he has a shot.
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After all that, Watson made just a par. He would go on to shoot a final round of 5-over par and tie for 51st place.