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Watson drags himself to New Orleans

by Setanta Staff , 25 April 2012

Bubba Watson returns from a two-week post-Masters break at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans but admits his mind is not on the job.

The 33-year-old claimed his first major with a play-off victory over South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen in the Masters and has been celebrating with family and friends over the past couple of weeks and trying to come to terms with his achievement.

It was an emotional victory for the left-hander, whose tears at the conclusion of the tournament proved just what it meant to finally land a Green Jacket.

Watson and his wife have recently adopted a son and so his emotions were running high even before the event began, but he held his nerve to win the prestigious tournament after a solid four-round display at Augusta.

The Arizona resident is the defending champion this week and he admits that he would rather be elsewhere, but decided to play out of duty to the sponsors and PGA Tour.

"Pretty much every day I cry - I cried this morning when I was leaving my boy," he said. "But I felt like it was an obligation that I should be here.

"I think I should be honoured that I won here before and I should be here.

"I would love to be at home right now watching my little boy and spending time with my wife, but I'm here because I just felt like it was the right thing to do."

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