Bubba Watson was rolling along at the Olympics in Rio. In his third round, Watson went out and shot a 31 on the front nine and was one-under on the back nine until he got the 14th green where he had a 25 foot putt for birdie to get to eight-under, just a couple off of the lead.
Watson lined up his 25 foot putt, took his club back, and then appeared to try and stop but ended up making contact, sending the ball merely five feet forward.
Watson walked away with a bogey and then made bogey on the 15th hole. He’s currently the top American in the field at six-under, but Matt Kuchar is five-under, and Rickie Fowler turned in a 64 to bounce back and get to three-under after opening with a 75.
After his round, Watson explained what happened, saying that he thought he had a bee on his ball, but it turned out to be mud.
Yes, he said, “mud ball.”