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04/24/2012

Colonial PGA event has reached out to Bubba Watson

Ap_bubba_watson_masters_nt_120409_wgMany thanks to the good people at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth for its annual "wide open" tournament on Monday that allows horrendous hacks such as myself the chance to tear up their prize course. I think I shot a 68. Maybe a 70 ... plus or minus 30 or 32 strokes.

The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial is May 21 to 27, and right now the field does not include Tiger or Phil, Rory or a Bubba.

The field does, however, include eight of the top 30 players in the world, including No. 5 Hunter Mahan.

Who are we kidding? Golf tournaments these are validated by Tiger or Phil. Unless something dramatically changes those guys aren't coming. Bummer.

Could a Bubba, though? Colonial is trying to land Bubba Watson.

The recent Master's champion, who by name alone - not to mention his emotional celebration after winning that title - has made him a hot golf item, has played Colonial before. He and his wife very recently adopted a baby, and he has said he doesn't want to play too far from his Florida home in the early stages.

The tournament has reached out to Bubba to tell him if he played Colonial he would not be asked to join any peripheral event. Basically, all he has to do is play.

Never hurts to ask.

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