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Bubba Watson, a Committed Christian - 2014 Masters Champion
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Watson is a committed Christian who speaks openly about Jesus and the importance of faith in his life and says that God is the most important thing in his life. Watson devotes much of his money and time to charity.

Watson was nicknamed by his father after the former professional football player Bubba Smith. Watson is married to Canadian Angela (Ball). "Angie", a former WNBA player. They met in Georgia while he was on the golf team and she was on the women's basketball team. They were married in September 2004.. On their first date, Angie told Bubba that she would be unable to conceive a child. Various family issues, including the illness and death of Watson's father in 2010, kept them from attempting to adopt until the winter of 2011–12. In March 2012, one week after an adoption of an infant girl fell through at the last moment, Watson and his wife adopted a one-month old baby boy named Caleb.

After winning the Masters in April 2012, the champion did not win the rest of the year and remained winless throughout 2013. Coming into the 2014 Masters tournament his name was not generally touted as one of the favorites.

He entered the final round tied with Jordan Spieth, took a two-shot lead on the front nine and did not relinquish his first place position as he wrapped up the back nine.

Watson told ESPN after the victory that in the two years since winning the tournament for the first time, he'd changed in his "attitude toward life."

"I became a dad," said Watson, an outspoken Christian. "I see myself as a role model for my son now, not as a golfer but as the man I am. I want to be a role model for him. I don't want him to look up to anyone else. I want him to look up to me and so I had to change my attitude, had to change my life, the way I was going about it. Not a lot but a little bit, just to get better."


Watson is also a member of the "Golf Boys", a boy band consisting of Watson, Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, and Hunter Mahan. Their hit song "Oh Oh Oh" is currently on YouTube. The video was produced by Farmers Insurance Group. Farmers donates $1000 to charity for every 100,000 views the video gets. In 2011, Watson made a humorous appearance in the song "Michael Jackson" by Christian hip hop artist Andy Mineo on the album Formerly Known. Check it out – Very funny!

Before this year’s Masters, Watson's pastor, Judah Smith of City Church in Seattle, suggested that the pro golfer read Philippians 4:11: "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances."

Smith also reminded Watson that "as a kid, you dreamed about playing on the PGA Tour. You dreamed about playing in the Masters. You're doing that. Why don't you just go ahead and rejoice in the circumstances of your life?"

The golfer, whose Twitter bio describes him as "Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro Golfer," has said in the past that he organizes an hour-long Bible study for his fellow golfers.

"For me it's a way to get back connected with the Bible and with God and Jesus. Now you know other people you can talk to, ask questions to, tell them what you're thinking, tell them what's going on in your life," Watson told The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 2012. "Getting more in the Word and realizing that golf is just an avenue for Jesus to use me to reach as many people as I can."

Watson and wife decided to get baptized in 2004.

"We wanted to be Christ followers," Watson said. "We wanted to do the right thing. We started turning to the Lord for our decisions." He also has never shied away from seeing himself as a role model.

"I've really got a good team around me trying to help me succeed," Watson said. "Not just in golf, but off the golf course, to be a light for Jesus."