So here was his gob-smacking 424 yard moon-ball at #16 at Firestone this week.
And this week Bubba says he’s NOT going to participate in the newly re-vitalized PGA Championship long drive contest at Valhalla.
He’s a serious golfer, you know.
“I’m there to play golf, not to hit it far,” said the namesake of BubbaGolf. “I’ve got to practice. I’ve never been to the course. I don’t need to worry about a long drive on the 10th hole.”
Geez. Is it any wonder that my sources on Tour say that Bubba is secretly the LEAST liked player amongst his peers? The words I hear used a lot with Bubba are: “Phony” and “smart ass know-it-all.”
This was the same long drive contest that Jack Nicklaus once won with a persimmon missile of 341 yards and 17 inches in 1963.
Nicklaus still carries the money clip they gave out as a prize, and proudly showed it to me and Andy Pollin when we interviewed Jack at Creighton Farms in 2012.
Okay, Bubba. Go study the course.