By Andrew Both
AUGUSTA, Ga (Reuters) – There are many advantages to membership on the ultra-exclusive Augusta National Golf Club, together with entry to a pristine course and an opportunity to rub shoulders with the wealthy and highly effective.
But two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson savours a less complicated perk practically a decade since he threw on the inexperienced jacket for the primary time: a devoted workers that is aware of how he takes his eggs.
“When I walk in, they just ask, ‘Are you hungry,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, can you get me something,’ and they know what my order is by now,” mentioned Watson, days earlier than the beginning of the yr’s first golf main.
The 42-year-old American – who, for the report, enjoys a breakfast of two scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon, two biscuits and hashbrowns “without all the fancy stuff in it” – is on the hunt for his first main title since 2014.
He’s additionally attempting to break a winless drought that goes again to June 2018, bringing an encyclopedic information of the notoriously difficult Augusta course after 11 Masters appearances.
“The more you play it, the more you understand it,” the 12-time PGA Tour winner advised reporters. “That doesn’t mean you’re going to play well. Doesn’t mean you’re going to win. Just means you understand how difficult it is … the golf course changes nonstop.”
Watson – who additionally let or not it’s identified he prefers the membership’s pulled pork and pimento cheese sandwiches over its egg salad – appeared on Saturday to cheer on the Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which debuted in 2019.
“What they’re doing for the game of golf all over the board, all over the world is giving people hope, giving people inspiration, giving people dreams,” mentioned Watson. “To be a part of that is a no-brainer for me. It’s fun.”
(Writing by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Stephen Coates)