Bubba Watson embarrasses caddie after poor shots at Travelers
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Bubba Watson embarrasses caddie after poor shots at Travelers Championship

When the pressure is on in a PGA Tour event, it's the player -- not his caddie -- that ultimately has to hit the shots that win or lose the tournament.

Bubba Watson seemed to have forgotten that in an embarrassing display in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

Watson carried a 2-shot lead onto the tee at the par-3 16th at TPC River Highlands. After he struck his tee shot, Watson called for the ball to carry, but instead came up short and landed in the water hazard. Immediately after, Watson began to chide caddie Ted Scott.

Here's a transcript of what Watson said: "Aw, gust of wind. Go, go. (To his caddie) Water. It's in the water. That club. Yes, the water."

Watson then chose to hit from the drop circle about 125 yards away from the hole. The shot Watson hit was too far, flying the green, leaving him with a precarious chip. Watson again went after Scott, saying, "So you're telling me that's the right yardage?"

CBS Sports commentator David Feherty was not impressed with Watson's display, saying on air, "Somewhere along the line...hey, you hit it, bud!"

After Watson hit a poor chip shot for his fourth shot, Feherty sarcastically quipped, "I suppose that might've been the wrong club."

The end result for Watson was his first-career triple bogey at the tournament where he earned his first PGA Tour win in 2010. He also lost the lead to Ken Duke, who is seeking his first PGA Tour win. As Watson was leaving the green, he was spotted by CBS cameras picking up his own bag, continuing to bicker with Scott. 

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