In terms of characteristics, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy are absolutely poles apart.
However, if anyone is perfectly positioned to explain the pressures that come with winning the Masters title to the Ulsterman, it is the world number two, who has won the fabled jug twice in his career.
The left hander succeeded in securing the title twice in three years between 2012 and 2013, but it is the one that he didn’t win, the one in 2013 which was secured by Adam Scott that taught him the most the most important lessons about handling pressure situations that arises out of winning a major at the legendary Augusta National.
This year’s major season kicks off with the Masters in a month’s time and Watson is already looking forward to it. However, the world number one added that he doesn’t feel any pressure right now because he has already two green jackets in his locker. For the 25 year old Rory McIlroy though, things are a bit different.
He is looking to complete a grand slam of major wins by securing the title at the Augusta National and write his name into golfing folklore. Watson is one man who stands between the Northern Irishman and his ambitions, yet, the world number does offer some advice to his peer.
He said that between him and McIlroy, he would say that it would be McIlroy who would be under more pressure.
However, he feels it is not pressure because Rory McIlroy is trying to achieve something and to term it as pressure would be unfair.
He accepts that he would be under pressure if it were the other way round because everyone wants to win the grand slam but he says Rory has time on his hands and so, he shouldn’t think about it that much.