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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 13 Bubba Watson


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 13: Bubba Watson

Born: Nov. 5, 1978, Bagdad, Fla. | Career PGA Tour Wins:|2012 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $4,644,997 (5th) World Ranking: 13

Brandel Chamblee's Take

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Bubba hit the shot of the year and perhaps of the millennium in 2012 in the playoff at The Masters, proving that his shotmaking abilities, combined with his length off of the tee, make him a threat every time he tees it up. Still, he is unpredictable because he struggles with his wedge and putter. But because of his talents with every other club, he only needs to be average around and on the greens.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 20
Wins: 1

2012 Performance:
Masters - Won
U.S. Open - Cut
British Open - T23
PGA Championship - T11

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - 1 (2012)
U.S. Open - T5 (2007)
British Open - T23 (2012)
PGA Championship - 2 (2010)
Top-10 Finishes: 3
Top-25 Finishes: 7
Missed Cuts: 7

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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