Bubba Watson, Tim Tebow and Easter

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Bubba Watson of the U.S. hits his approach shot to the 10th green during a playoff in the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch)

Bubba Watson has never taken a golf lesson.  He is one of the longest hitters golf has ever seen, but he had never won a major championship.  That changed yesterday with one of the most spectacular shots in the history of the Masters–a hook from the pine straw that won a playoff and cemented his place in golfing lore.  Watching the final round yesterday was my favorite sporting experience this year.  But the Masters is now over for me; it will be a permanent part of Bubba Watson’s life.  What’s the difference?  I was a spectator–he was a participant.