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Watson Enters US Open Ready Yet Fearful Of Olympic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Bubba Watson is a Masters champion. Yet this big hitter with an imaginative swing is wary of what awaits at the U.S. Open. So much so that he’s warning fans to beware of wild drives this week at The Olympic Club.

Watson ranks 99th on the PGA Tour in driving accuracy. He’s still unsure how to play several holes on this demanding layout, and is already is apologizing to anyone he might hit with a wayward shot.

Watson is playing in his sixth U.S. Open but first as a major champion, having pulled off a miraculous shot to win the Masters in April. His best finish in a U.S. Open was 2007 when he tied for fifth at Oakmont, a course matching Olympic’s difficulty.

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