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.
"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.
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"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."