Bubba Watson debuted the first pink ball in Masters history this week, but unfortunately, he isn’t around for the weekend to play it all four days. Watson missed the cut for the first time in his career at Augusta National and was obviously miffed about it. So, he decided to take some frustration out on a reporter covering the event.
When Gene Sapakoff of the Charleston Port and Courier asked the two-time Masters champion why he had struggled this week at Augusta, this was Watson’s response:
Bubba Watson after probable missed cut at #themasters: “Golf is tough; I don’t know if you’ve ever played it. But writing articles is easy.”
— Gene Sapakoff (@Sapakoff) April 7, 2017
Naturally, as soon as Sapakoff posted it on Twitter, it made its rounds on social media drawing immediate criticism. Watson into PR crisis mode and posted this apology trying to explain his “bad joke”:
Apologies for my bad attempt at a joke today… my jokes as bad as my golf this week! pic.twitter.com/T6hVOBvcpV
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 7, 2017
It’s just another one of Bubba’s many steps in the process of trying to become a better man.
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