Bubba Watson looking forward to playing alongside Tiger & Phil at Olympic June 14 2012
Bubba Watson Redington/Getty ImagesBubba Watson is looking forward to joining up with Tiger and Phil at Olympic Club for the opening rounds of the U.S. Open. Although he admits it will be a little different; "Two legends. One has won 70-odd time and the other 40 times, obviously it's going to be a little different. One is probably number one of all time and one is probably top five for sure. No intimidation, though. I've played with those guys before. Know them. Good friends. I'm guessing we're going to have big crowds, even with a tee-off time of 7.33 am that's a given. Your mental focus, your preparation is different. Everything is heightened a little bit. Hopefully we step up our game. Hopefully I step up my game! Obviously at the end of it, at the end of the week or the end of my couple of days of playing with them, you look back and you learn from them. " "You watch how they handle their situation. You wonder how they handle a bad lie. You learn from two legends of the game, seeing how they go about their business. These are the people I grew up watching in high school. Now I'm getting to play with them. It's going to be like Sunday at The Masters. " " We need to be on top of our game for 18 holes. I don't want to come out here and shoot 80. There's an 80 lurking. You're going to make bogeys, not many birdies. It's about trying to make par somehow. You know the US Open is going to challenge you in all aspects of your game. That's the challenge for all of us this week." "Everybody starts asking questions and golf is the last thing. It's been a tough road trying to get back to focusing on golf. After missing a cut a couple of weeks ago I got mad enough and started practicing."