Watson set for comeback
Bubba Watson admits that his priorities have changed as he prepares to return to action at this week's Memorial Tournament.
The 33-year-old has played only one event since claiming the Masters back in April and, after attempting to defend his Zurich Classic of New Orleans, opted to take a break from the sport to recharge his batteries and spend time with his family and newly-adopted son.
The 2010 USPGA Championship runner-up has enjoyed a superb season to date, with three top 10s, while he has yet to finish outside the top 20 in any event.
But life has changed with the addition to his family and the Arizona resident confessed that practice has been way down his list of priorities since his Augusta glory, with his focus now on his child and coping with sleepless nights.
"I've probably really put in about three days of good, hard practice over the last month," he said. "It's a different tired than we're used to, having a child.
"My mind works differently, as we know throughout the years, so for me my mind is racing any time you hear noise, any time you hear something. You know, it's just different."
Watson will have to try to get his mind right this week with the US Open just two weeks away and he will face stiff competition in Ohio with the likes of Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson all set to tee it up on Thursday.