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I'm going to get better as a man - Bubba

ESPN staff
August 20, 2014
Bubba Watson vows to improve behaviour

Bubba Watson has apologised for his "childish" behaviour during the US PGA Championship and claims he is trying to become a "better man".

Watson refused to compete in the tournament's long-drive contest, choosing to tee off with a three-iron, although he later admitted it was a mistake. Watson was also heard using inappropriate language during the final round.

"You've got to learn from your mistakes," said Watson. "You learn from being selfish instead of looking at the bigger picture in life.

"Obviously, I've made some mistakes, and I'm going to make more mistakes as the years go on, and hopefully, if that's my worst mistake, then I'm doing all right.

"So the guys that wrote articles and my friends that called me out, friends that sent me different quotes, obviously, I look up to them and say thank you, because that's how I'm going to get better. That's how I'm going to get better as a man, better as a husband, better as a dad and, last but not least, better as a golfer."

Watson complained that the long drive interfered with his practice despite the fact he plays in the Par-3 tournament at The Masters.

"When you look at just me as an individual, that was the selfish part, because I didn't agree with it, but there's a lot of things that I don't agree with that I do," added Watson.

"It's all childish stuff and trying to mature and become a better man.

"Obviously, I take it on the chin. It was my fault. Everything's my fault, and I should be bigger and stronger and better than that."

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