I’ve changed my attitude toward life the past two years. I became a dad. I see myself as a role model for my son now — not as a golfer, but as the man I am. I want to be a role model for him.
The Masters is a great Sunday afternoon experience with our family. I never liked golf until my wife got me to watch Phil win a few years ago. My 2 year old clearly got into it this year, and I’m glad she has a golfer like Bubba to cheer for.
Bubba is just a different kind of celebrity. Who celebrates The Masters with dinner at Waffle House and posts a picture to prove it?
Bubba clearly has his priorities straight, too. This is the guy who didn’t play a few big tournaments after winning The Masters the first time, and has already bowed out of at least one tournament this year.
“Golf was the farthest thing from my mind [in 2012],” Watson recalled. “So I took off some tournaments. Trying to be a good husband, a good dad at that moment was the most important thing.”
This kind of role model is right and good. Dads, learn from Bubba and spend more time with your kids.
Put work aside every now and then, no matter what your job is.
No matter how important your job makes you feel.
Your kid only has one dad, so live it up. Enjoy the time, and strive to be their role model.
In the words of my 2 year old, “Yeah, Bubba!”