Golf champ Bubba Watson talks faith and family
2012 Masters winner on 'Happening Now'
- Duration 6:30
- Date Apr 11, 2012
2012 Masters winner on 'Happening Now'
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It was a breathtaking shot.
I'll try to do is -- is here at a critical moment on golf's biggest stage here's a scene for you the masters at the Augusta National.
-- Bubba Watson in a sudden death play off.
Facing in nearly impossible situation this -- going to be easier -- this by the way about.
I'd shooting his reputation for creativity but the main shot Sherri good -- does -- golf's most magical moments.
And he won the Green jacket that he wears now twenty -- masters champion Bubba Watson is here with us have you replay that moment time and time again.
You know I've had time -- -- yeah I think -- it off since Sunday.
I've got five hours last night just because all the presses stuff it's just it -- -- -- but only five hours has a feel.
There's a great you know feels great that.
Not a pull that shot off those great to us see it on video clips.
Those -- media just like -- -- So -- to my son.
Thousand -- and it's more amazing -- than winning -- injected.
His -- is -- And how old is he now.
Six weeks got and that one month announced two weeks -- six weeks.
That -- quite a journey you adopted.
This little boy I can tell us about that journey and and why he made that.
-- We first started dating meanwhile life now my wife.
-- telling that she could non which could have kids so we had to adopt in our first date she tell me this itself.
So that's fine if god wants us to adopt -- wants to seven kids can have kids other ways and so on.
She's a perfect.
So we started dating got married and in four years until we start the process lot of stuff happened that for years we moves we had a certain process over my dad got cancer my dad passed away.
So we had a kick start a process over of adoption so this when -- we really.
-- -- after adoption in -- got turned down a couple times from other other families but this.
It's beautiful lady respected us enough to those have a child in -- And two weeks ago we brought home two weeks -- primary for it that you had yet to change a diaper.
-- has that changed and he Monday the Monday after the masters I I change a couple diapers on there where they were pretty.
They're pretty they're pretty okay though there's just the PP -- you know so.
Think if I am feeling you and your wife -- feel a few more -- she's held on the Ford a little bit or the last how much now free and by the yes for sure yeah he's -- -- you get home.
But I bet says that your next step.
Gun on -- yes for sure.
I'm going home mom.
Can't wait to get there to be the first time that us three are together without email surround.
Got to be really nice.
Especially after so many people watch you play.
And that something really incredible when you watch the game of golf -- see everyone's lined up there.
Player taken a shot and you know everyone's watching on TV but -- -- quiet he has so much going on in your life how did you keep your focus.
And so the ropes on the golf course it's easier you know if you're so focused on what you're doing -- to focus on the job so focused on trying to win a Green jacket.
She'll have time to -- -- the other stuff and if you do you probably not going to be facility for you might be going home early.
So it's just easier -- from inside the ropes just focus -- one -- -- doing non.
I can put my mind some like that.
And made life easier talked to my wife after every round -- mornings and she sent me pictures of Taylor throughout the day -- -- -- got a semi finished.
What about your faith he talked a little bit about that had a second to play.
Doesn't play a lot and that's -- trial time that's -- and I.
I feel like I'm so blessed on this because of being a Christian being a Christian family my wife to assist.
It's a special time for -- as we know these things are these things are.
Not just from us you know as is some money on.
It's got helping us out you know and and we know that the Green jacket is a big honor.
But -- -- some time to take this to have him with us you know we're gonna -- -- -- in and see -- maker and it's going to be great and so that's how in my life and that's what he's my focuses.
My focus on the main goal and not just the Green jacket are making tons of money here for stuff like that bridge that focus come from how did you learn that.
What's it again it's just the same things just.
Read the Bible doing the things that I want to -- becoming of a better man.
Golf golf is about fourth on the list.
Golf helps me.
Make your final list of all the charity work and all the things I can do and all the support -- can -- to my community where I grew up on -- supported junior golf.
All the fun stuff all the things that I get to be involved in because of golf but golf helps me do all that.
What about your fans and our viewers -- -- is say he's really -- about how emotionally you are in general after winning.
And just talking about your life and he was curious though.
When you realize.
That you had won the masters.
What was the very first thing -- looking ahead.
How much crown but did.
It was about all the all the support.
All the support from -- mom Paulus.
She took she took Paper a job when I was in high school -- -- support me -- or second job.
And my dad was had his job from six to five -- night.
You know he they'd -- worked so hard so for me and I tapped that putt in it was it was about.
Giving thanks to them Schoen and that it really paid off I got they got to see the sun when the masters on -- my -- not here.
You know it was not my friends who supported me just by the teachers and high school teachers in college all my.
My fans throughout the world -- all these people all the support in the two fellow golfers the three fellow golfers that the stated -- -- to watch me win.
-- -- It was not about me when it was also about all their support and saying thanks to them.
Of all sports.
The truth is played baseball for many years I wanna play basketball when regular basketball -- -- It pretty good kick off sick rather -- that but -- but you know that that true thing is is that.
Golf is all about you it's done you hit the waters the same -- for everybody it's not -- -- -- not calling foul.
It's not -- recall and holding and holding its all about you.
And every rules the same every golfer has the same rules and it's just you played often.
-- that -- -- -- no not yet selected aware rent a house.
Public private -- a little bit might not.
And you with -- getting home thank you for making time for us today is interviews great caddie on -- and congratulations on everything.
Thank you very much and thanks for having me --