Bubba Watson pushed himself into the competition to win the US Open this weekend thanks to four Under-67 players on Friday morning.
However, having what would be a third major title was secondary to his thoughts when he arrived at Torrey Pines today. Instead, he was more interested in communicating with Matthew Wolff.
Speaking to the media after ending his two-month leave from the match with one under 70, Wolf detailed mental health strugglesfaced in recent months.
Watson, no stranger to such fights of his own, reached out to Wolfe earlier in the week to play a practice round with him, during which he detailed some of his own experiences.
“I was just sharing my issues and struggles,” Watson said. “Not that he wanted to hear it. He didn’t ask for my advice.
“I love him. I love his family. I love his team. So I was just talking to them and sharing that I wasted money, saved money, bought business, sold business, lost 20, 30 pounds because of suffering. I said, I did whatever you think of, I did all something. So I said, if you want advice, just call me.”
He added, “I was going to text him a few weeks ago but I wanted to talk to him in person and that’s what I did. I was just trying to give him my two cents. He didn’t ask for it, but I gave it to him anyway.”
When asked to name his highest and lowest personality scores, Watson added, “Adopting my two children, I think they would be at the top of the list. After 17 years of marriage, I think that’s on the top of the list as well.”
“There are milestones we go through in life. The top of them will be reaching the pearly gates and reaching heaven. I think that will be the pinnacle for me.
“Losing all that weight was definitely my lowest point, and the things we don’t talk about a lot about are the people around us. They’re going through it too. Even though they don’t show it, they know we’re going through something. I don’t know where the rise is, but I definitely I’m not at my lowest, so we’re heading in the right direction.”