Can Bubba go back-to-back?

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Pinehurst No.2 is perfectly suited to Bubba Watson’s game. His length will obviously come in handy as the course will officially measure 7,565 yards (it will be different in each of the four rounds and be determined by weather conditions and the need to match certain teeing grounds with certain hole locations). And his ability to work the ball and shape shots might never be so useful as it will be at Pinehurst, where his now famous high cut will be a handy weapon on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th and 16th holes, and where the fairways are as much as 50% wider than they were before the restoration.

If Bubba can hit his 4-wood off the tee on the left-to-right-shaped holes as well as he did on the 72nd hole at the Masters, then he will surely give himself a lot of birdie opportunities – and a very healthy chance of winning again.

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