Bubba Watson jokes he wants to design an 8,500-yard golf course

Bubba Watson jokes he wants to design an 8,500-yard golf course

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Bubba Watson has aspirations to design a golf course or two someday, but he's still developing his eye for what makes a great course.

Watson, the defending champion at this week's WGC-HSBC Champions, was asked about his favorite courses on Wednesday, including those he didn't play on competitively. He had a hard time coming up with an answer, but he said he has been paying more attention to architecture.


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"I'm always looking because I've always wanted to design a course, so I'm always looking at how courses are designed," Watson said.

Pressed for some specifics on his hypothetical maiden design, Watson joked that the course would have to be Bubba Long.

"It wasn't be as long as you think -- probably 8,500 yards," drawing laughter. Then he gave a real answer, saying, "It would just be a normal course. Because you need to build the golf course for members or the public. You can't build it for a championship layout. It would just be some short holes, a couple long holes, but probably be a lot of trees. I like trying to shape it around trees, so that's probably what I would do."

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