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Long-hitting Bubba Watson refuses to play in PGA Championship long-drive contest

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Bubba Watson would be a big attraction on Tuesday's long-drive contest at the PGA Championship -- that is, if he was participating.

Watson, who hit a 424-yard drive last week on the par-5 16th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, has decided he will not compete in the one-shot contest on the 10th hole at host Valhalla G.C.


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“I’m there to play golf, not to hit it far,” Watson said to Golf Channel. “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.”

The 10th hole at Valhalla is a 595-yard par 5 whose tee shot is pretty straightforward. Just miss the bunker to the right and, in Watson's case, hit a small cut to the left open up a shot at the green.

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