Bubba Watson had himself a rough Saturday at Augusta in the third round of The Masters. Not only did the two-time Masters champ shoot a four-over to bring him to +10 overall, he also had to deal with a heckler on the back nine.
While that’s not particularly uncommon for most professional athletes, this individual heckler delivered a pretty simple and pretty effective burn on Watson.
Watson, who also declined to talk to the media Saturday, had some fun with the spectators, too. After slicing his drive into the woods on No. 10, Watson asked a patron to give him some room.
“Can you back up, you’re really not supposed to be back here,” he said.
“Neither is your ball,” the fan said.
But, to his credit, Bubba himself had a solid retort to that jab.
“I don’t know about you, but I have two green jackets,” said Watson, before he pitched back into the fairway. “Thanks for coming.”
I don’t know about you, but I think golf needs more trash talk. I wouldn’t even be opposed to hiring hecklers to follow guys around the course all day just making their life hell for the sake of our entertainment. Just as long as we keep them away from Volkswagens…
(Via USA Today)