PINEHURST, N.C. – Much like host course Pinehurst No. 2, BubbaGolf is apparently undergoing a renovation this week.
Bubba Watson, the reigning Masters champion known for his hitting it a mile and taking risks, is pledging to incorporate a more conservative style of golf at the U.S. Open.
“It's about hitting fairways,” Watson said on Tuesday. “I say hit fairways and then just go with a longer shot into these tough greens. Not saying it's the right strategy, hopefully in four days I can tell you it was a great strategy. But that's what I'm planning right now.”
He maintained that there is a premium on keeping the ball in play this week.
“It's a second-shot golf course, the greens are so difficult. There's a lot of times I'm going to be laying back, I'm going to have 200-plus yards into par-4s. But all-in-all it's a good challenge. It's a good test. That's what we want.”