Monday, April 14, 2014

Sporting a Green Jacket to Celebrate at Waffle House?

For the second time in three years, Bubba Watson is wearing a Green Jacket after winning the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia.  Watson finished his final round nine under par.  But since Bubba shot so well in previous rounds, Watson speculated that he could shoot a 90 (par at August is 72) and he would still be triumphant.

After Watson clutched the victory on the 18th hole, Bubba was met by his wife Angie and his baby boy Caleb.  Watson celebrated at Augusta National by giving  high fives as many well wishers as he could on the 18th green while holding his son.

After all of the pomp and ceremony of being awarded the green jacket and a ceremonial $1.62 million check for winning the Masters, Bubba Watson took his family and some friends to the Waffle House at 1:30 am to celebrate.  It is unclear from the selfie picture as to whether Bubba was still wearing his green jacket while enjoying his grilled cheese and hash browns.

Bubba Watson has long shown a special affinity for the southern breakfast institution.  After Watson won his first Masters in 2012, he considered serving Waffle House fare for the Championship Dinner at Augusta the next year, but did not follow through with this velleity.  Nonetheless, Pat Warner, the Waffle House Vice President of Culture, noted that Bubba was a regular at Waffle House. Warner stated:

 It's a testament to Bubba's character that even though he has two green jackets, he still comes to us for his grilled cheese and hash browns. All of the Waffle House Nation is proud today."

Watson believes that he was able to come back and win again at Augusta because he changed his attitude by becoming a father and striving to be a role model for his son.  Bubba displayed that by celebrating his big victory at Waffle House.  Bubba is the same guy that he always has been, except he choose to sport two green jackets when dining at his favorite all-night eatery.

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