AndhraNews.net
Home » Sports News » 2012 » April » April 10, 2012

Bubba Watson opens up on son's adoption struggle


April 10, 2012 - Washington

Bubba Watson has revealed about the struggles he and his wife faced when they started off with their emotional odyssey to adopt a child.

Watson asserted that the topic of children came up during his first date itself.

"Angie told me we would have to adopt because she can't have kids," the People magazine quoted Watson, 33, the new champion of the Masters, as saying.

The pro golfer and his bride, a former pro basketball player in Europe, who tied the knot in 2004, were let down several times.

"Four years ago we started that process," said Watson.

"We got turned down a couple of times."

Then on March 22, when Watson was tuning up for the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., they were approved as parents to a month-old boy.

The couple thought about it overnight and made their decision the next day. The following Monday, they travelled to South Florida to pick up the little boy, who they've named Caleb.

However Watson had little time to bond with his son as the PGA pro was off to compete in what would be the biggest tournament of his life, the storied Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Watson, a fan favourite who learned golfing from his weekend duffer dad and never had a formal lesson, won the tournament on Sunday with a speculator hooking shot from the trees, a feat sportswriters dubbed "Miracle at the Masters."

But Angie, 34, was unable to join the cheering fans. She nervously watched the drama unfold on television from Florida, where the baby is needed to remain for now.

"I was trying to feed Caleb, put him down for a nap," Angie told the Golf Channel.

"I feel like everything just went so fast."

Now Watson just has one thing in mind.

"To go home to my new son. It's going to be fun," he added.

ANI

Comment on this story

Share