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The Tour Report

March 10 2012

8:00 PM

Watson liking TPC Blue Monster?

Interview: Bubba Watson

Following his third-round 67, Bubba Watson talks about his play in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with Dennis Paulson from SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

DORAL, Fla. -- Bubba Watson plays a different brand of golf than most on the PGA TOUR.

He’s never had a formal lesson. He executes shots most don’t even think about. And he said earlier this week he doesn’t particularly like TPC Blue Monster at Doral, despite having reached 17 under and a three-shot lead after a 67 on Saturday.

“In about 24 hours, I'll tell you,” Watson said when asked if the latter had changed given how well he’s played here this week. “Obviously I'm learning how to play it.”

That was evident right from the start Saturday when Watson opened eagle-birdie as he never lost the lead.

To no one’s surprise, Watson is leading the field in driving distance. But he’s also leading in greens in regulation.

Not that he’s any less nervous, despite holding that three-shot cushion and having won out here three times in the last two years.

”I’m nervous. If anybody says they are not nervous going into Sunday that's around the lead or close to the lead or has a chance to win, they are just lying to you,” Watson said.  “Their psychologist is telling them to lie to themselves.”

Much like a swing coach, Watson doesn’t have a psychologist either. The way he’s played the first three rounds, he hasn’t needed one.