Friday, July 1, 2011

Bubba Watson Holding It Down Abroad

Bubba Watson played his first-ever European Tour event in Paris Thursday. It might also be his last. While carding a three-over-par 74 at Le Golf National, the 2016 Ryder Cup site, Watson, who earned a reported $240,000 appearance fee, hardly endeared himself to the galleries or, for that matter, French historians.

Watson has also been stunned by the criticism he has received for his total ignorance of French history and culture. After a trip around Paris, he could only refer to three big landmarks as “the big tower” (Eiffel Tower) “the arch way” (Arc de Triomphe) and “the L building” (The Louvre).

And he added to the anger locally when he referred to Versailles’ historic Louis XIV Palace as the castle next to his five-star hotel.

Watson then ordered a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafite and poured it off his hotel balcony

Just...yes. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July then heading to France a few days before and shitting all over their customs and traditions? Ignore all their monuments and just pop bottles off of your balcony. And oh yeah, get paid a quarter of a million dollars just to show up. Watson later said he'd play in the British Open, but only because it is a major. Guy just hates Europe more than the average person. Good work Bubba, way to assert yourself as one of the frattier guys on tour. He's no Daly but I bet he could go beer for beer with Brandt Snedeker (a grossly unappreciated fratstar).



    speaking of bubba, and slick rick fowler