VIDEO: Bubba Watson cheered, booed as he missed 16th green at Phoenix Open
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VIDEO: Bubba Watson cheered, booed as he missed 16th green at Phoenix Open

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open fans let Bubba Watson have it one more time on Sunday.

Watson came to the par-3 16th hole, the seventh hole of his final round at TPC Scottsdale, probably hoping for a warmer reception in wake of an apology he offered for comments disparaging the tournament host course, its redesign by Tom Weiskopf and, in his verbal tornado, the tournament itself.


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"I don't like it," Watson said of the course on Wednesday. "I'm not going to PC it. I don't like it at all. I just mentioned why I'm here. I've got three beautiful sponsors that love it here."

Watson, like each of the first three days of the tournament, received a poor reaction on Sunday from the fans on the tee, with a flood of boos from the thousands wrapped around the hole. Then Watson hit his tee shot and found the greenside bunker on the short side of the final-round hole location. Rather than the fans turning up the volume on the chorus of boos, some actually cheered Watson missing the green in what sounded like a mixed reaction but was rather unified.

Bubba got booed again

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The two-time Masters champion tipped his visor to the crowd in a last effort to offer a mea culpa, then smiled awkwardly as caddie Ted Scott put Watson's club back in the bag. Watson got up-and-down from the bunker to make par.

On the next hole, the drivable par-4 17th, Watson's tee shot landed less than 20 yards short of the hole. From there, Watson chipped in for eagle.

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