Sunday, January 30, 2011
Angie Watson (a k a, Bubba's Wife)
Congratulations to Bubba Watson for his great win at the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open. But, sorry Bubba, this ain't Golf Dudes. It's Golf Babes. So we celebrate by featuring Angie Watson, Bubba's lovely wife.
Angie - maiden name Angie Ball - is originally from Canada, and she and Bubba met at the University of Georgia. Angie played for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team - she's 6-foot-4 - as a forward and center.
Angie's basketball career was always plagued by injuries, which prevented her from being drafted by the WNBA. But after playing professionally in Europe for a year, she did sign with the WNBA's Charlotte Sting. Alas, injuries again derailed her hoops aspirations, and Angie was finally forced to retire from basketball. She stayed involved by running camps, however.
Angie and Bubba were married in 2004, and Angie served as Bubba's manager until a couple years ago.
The couple received a major health scare last year when Angie was originally diagnosed with a possible tumor on her pituitary gland. It turned out not to be a tumor, thank goodness, and the moral of that story is to never be afraid to seek out second opinions in matters of health.
So congrats again to Angie and Bubba. The top image is of Angie Watson at this year's Bob Hope Classic. She's a very good golfer, too.