Bubba Watson says he would ‘look at retirement’ if he were to win the FedExCup this week at the Tour Championship so he can spend more time with his son Caleb.
The American will tee it up at Atlanta in third spot in the FedExCup rankings, his best position approaching the final event by ten places. A win for any of the top five would guarantee them overall FedExCup victory and a $10,000,00 windfall.
However, far from spending the money lavishly, the 35-year-old maintains he would consider his future in golf if he were to win the PGA Tour’s most lucrative prize.
"Retirement would happen a lot quicker if I win the FedExCup." - Bubba Watson
“First thing I would do is look for a charity I could help out,” said the world No.6. “Without even a question I'd give a million away for charity, to churches I go to, that I attend, without even thinking about it.
“Then I would look at retirement so I can just hang with my boy and watch him. Retirement would happen a lot quicker if I win the FedExCup.”
If the left-hander were to win the Tour Championship this week it would be his first win since the Masters this year, and the first FedExCup Playoff triumph of his career.
Rankings not a concern for Bubba Watson
As Watson searches for his seventh PGA Tour win at the Tour Championship, he says he’s not concerned about external factors in his pursuit of FedExCup success. His focus is firmly on winning the tournament in hand.
"We're just at a golf tournament and let the other stuff play out." - Bubba Watson
“Truthfully, I don't know about the other guys,” said the US Ryder Cup star. “I don't look at FedExCup, I'm looking at a golf tournament we're trying to win.
“Obviously, I’m in the situation now where if I win it takes care of itself. Come in second, there's a few other things that have to happen.
“So the key is here, we're just at a golf tournament and let the other stuff play out on Sunday.”
Bubba Watson hoping the sun shines on him at Gleneagles
Renowned for his ability to shape the ball, Bubba Watson is hoping the Scottish rain doesn’t get in his way of winning the Ryder Cup by affecting his ball flight.
“If it's rainy, my clubhead speed and the way I like to move the ball, it gets tough,” said Watson.
“Water gets on the club face makes my ball do a little different ball flight. The guy that hits the ball dead straight with less curve, the water doesn't affect it as much. So I'm hoping that it stays really dry.”
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