Bubba is back with Northern Trust win
Bubba Watson ended a near two-year winless drought with a victory at the Northern Trust Open in suburban Los Angeles on Sunday.
Watson’s last victory was his 2012 Masters success and the big-hitting Bagdad-born golfer sealed a fifth Tour win with back to back rounds of 7-under 64 for a 15-under par tally.
Watson won by two shots from fellow big-hitting Dustin Johnson (66).
Watson set up victory with a brilliant third day 64 and then headed into the last day with five birdies in the first eight holes.
Watson played the weekend without recording a bogey and the first player to achieve such a feat since records were first held in 1983.
In between being fitted with an Augusta National green jacket and prior to winning at Riviera Watson having posted eight top-10s including a second place finish in his last event – the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Seven Australians made the weekend cut with Aaron Baddeley and John Senden finished the best of the Aussies in a tie for 18th place although it could have been a much better result.
Baddeley fired opening rounds of 69 and 65 and was well on his way to repeating his 2011 victory here before he faded away across the weekend.