Bubba Watson shoots 1-over 72 in round one of the 3M Open
July 22, 2021
- July 22, 2021
Fowler leads in 3M debut, Bubba’s crazy par save and Davis’ flop shot
In The Takeaway, Teryn Gregson recaps round 1 of the 3M Open, where Rickie Fowler co-leads after a bogey-free 64 in his tournament debut, Bubba Watson had a crazy, snaking par save and Cam Davis was one of two flop shot hole-outs.
Bubba Watson hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the 3M Open, finishing at 1 over for the tournament. Watson finished his day tied for 104th at 1 over; Roger Sloan, Chez Reavie, Jhonattan Vegas, Rickie Fowler, and Troy Merritt are tied for 1st at 7 under; Bo Hoag, Adam Schenk, and Scott Stallings are tied for 6th at 6 under; and Chris Baker and Brian Stuard are tied for 9th at 5 under.
After a 344 yard drive on the 593-yard par-5 12th, Watson chipped his third shot to 7 feet, which he rolled for one-putt birdie on the hole. This moved Watson to 1 under for the round.
On the 228-yard par-3 13th, Watson's his chip went 18 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to even for the round.
At the 596-yard par-5 18th, Watson reached the green in 4 and rolled a 56-foot putt saving par. This put Watson at even-par for the round.
After a tee shot at the green on the 177-yard par-3 fourth, Watson missed a birdie attempt from 8-feet taking a par. This left Watson to 2 over for the round.
On the 594-yard par-5 sixth hole, Watson reached the green in 3 and sunk a 27-inch putt for birdie. This moved Watson to 1 over for the round.