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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.



“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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