Who is the most intriguing pro golfer today?

Leading Off: Move over, Tiger, it’s Bubba at PGA wheel

Published: Sunday, Apr. 13, 2014 - 9:38 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 - 10:31 am

This, that and the other thing:

• Until Tiger, Phil or Rory prove otherwise, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has become the golfer to watch on the PGA Tour.

• With a name like Bubba, you’d think Watson would be driving a NASCAR Sprint Cup car or playing on the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams.

• Although he faded at Augusta on Sunday, keep your eye on 20-year-old Jordan Spieth. The 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year started his first season 810th with no status and finished 10th on the money list and ranked 22nd in the world. What’s most endearing about the kid? Despite his growing fame, he’s still dating his high school sweetheart – from two years ago.

• It’s been quite the week for the 49ers, hasn’t it? First, star quarterback Colin Kaepernick, along with teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, is being investigated for his role in a “suspicious incident” involving a woman who ended up in a hospital. It ended Sunday with linebacker Aldon Smith being arrested at LAX for saying “bomb” while being restrained for belligerent behavior. It’s unlikely he was pronouncing himself as “the bomb” or that he was ordering a Jager Bomb.

• The good news for Giants fans? After 13 games last season, San Francisco had seven home runs and 55 RBIs. After 13 games this season, the Giants have 17 homers and 66 RBIs. The bad news? The Giants, who missed the playoffs last season, were 9-4 after 13 games. The Giants this season are 8-5.

• Watching Saturday night’s rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley was like watching the sequel to a movie that was exactly the same as the original – only this time it ended with the director’s cut.

– Victor Contreras


What to watch

Baseball, A’s at Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m., ESPN: The haves against the have-nots is always fun to watch.

Today’s poll

Who is the most intriguing pro golfer today ?

•  Bubba Watson

• Tiger Woods

• Phil Mickelson

• Rory McIlroy

• Other

Vote above, or go to sacbee.com/sports

Weekend results

Should baseball take steps to shorten games?

• Yes, some fans have to work in morning: 45%

• No, games aren’t over until they’re over: 55%

Total votes: 123

Read more articles by Victor Contreras

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