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April 29 2012

9:07 PM

Watson headed home to family

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

AVONDALE, La. -- Bogeys on his first two holes could easily have set the wrong tone for Bubba Watson on Sunday at TPC Louisiana.

Instead, the admittedly exhausted Masters champ reeled off three straight birdies to get back on track on the way to a 70 that left Watson at 11 under and tied for 17th. Not a bad title defense for Watson, who crept within four points of the lead in the FedExCup in the process.

"Kept my head together," Watson said when asked what he did best on Sunday. "Quick bogeys on the first two holes can easily ruin your round and make you get down on yourself. I stayed with it so my mind was good today and I stayed with it and somehow shot a couple under."

Watson is looking forward to a week off. Next up is likely THE PLAYERS in two weeks and then the Memorial Tournament, although Watson said he's going to "go home and be a dad and husband and see how I feel in a couple days" before making any promises.

Watson and his wife Angie, who adopted a month-old son the week before the Masters, have rented a home in the Isleworth community in Orlando. He hasn't spent much time there, though, in the aftermath of the Masters after going on a media blitz in New York and playing in Tim Tebow's charity event.

"My mind is with my wife and my kid," Watson said. "I want to go home and spend time with them. I want to be a better husband, a better dad. I want to learn how to be a dad. You know, we've had him for five weeks. I've only been home for maybe two weeks.
   
"So I just want to go home and then see what feels like to be a real dad, you know, and be there and support my wife and everything.  So, that's where I really want to be right now."

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