It wasn’t like it was his first one. So, he knew
what he was doing.
“Then I got to the hospital and started put-
ting on the gown and everything else, and it
was like, wow, I’m about to have brain surgery.
So it really hits you then.”
Bubba Watson is all about driving things. He
recently purchased the General Lee 01 – the
trademark automobile from the Dukes of Haz-
zard TV series (more, page 4). And he debuted
his all-pink Ping G- 20 driver at Torrey Pines.
Watson has added a pink G- 20 driver head
from Ping to his pink shaft. The goal is to help
raise $1 million for charity. In the Bubba &
Friends Drive to a Million campaign, Ping will
donate $300 for every drive Watson hits over
300 yards in 2012. He averaged nearly 315
yards per measured drive last year on Tour. l
Changes To Q-School, Schedule Proposed
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA | A reformatting on how
PGA Tour cards will be allotted – and the future of
the Q-School – was a focal point of the PGA Tour
player meeting at the Farmers Insurance Open.
On the table is a restructuring of the Q-
School/Nationwide Tour system. Among the
proposed changes: A season-ending three-
tournament series would pit the Nationwide
Tour’s top players against those at the bottom
of the PGA Tour money list for 50 tour cards.
Phil Mickelson doesn’t see that as the main
issue coming out of the meeting.
“What I see being the issue is trying to
start the new season in October,” Mickelson
said. “I think the only way to do that is to have
Q-School not be part of the Tour.
“It looks like to me they’re wanting to have a
non-calendar (season), which means you’ve got
to change the Q-School. You want to make the
Asian tournaments FedEx Cup events, and I be-
lieve they’re going to add another couple in the
short term to try to have four or five in Asia.”
Dustin Johnson reported on his Twitter
account, “Just left the player meeting here in
San Diego!!!! I don’t like any of the ideas about
changing the Tour!!! There is NO reason to!!!”
Geoff Ogilvy said history tells him the
changes can work.
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