Bubba Watson won the Masters at Augusta National Sunday—the achievement of a lifetime for any professional golfer—with a win made even more electrifying by his sudden-death playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen.
The backdrop was dramatic enough, but the star golfer and committed Christian saw spiritual meaning in his Easter Sunday win.
Sunday morning, Watson tweeted a Scripture verse thanking God “in all circumstances.”
And Watson did just that, after his victory.
During a post-win news conference, the golfer, who describes himself on Twitter as “Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro Golfer. Owner of General Lee 1,” talked about God’s role in the recent adoption of his infant son Caleb, and his own spiritual maturation, including his decision in 2004 to ‘give myself to the Lord:’
Watson’s wife Angie, who was at home with their baby, mirrored her husband’s sentiments, tweeting “Baby Caleb, a green jacket, none compare to the price Jesus paid to make today possible!”