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Watson, Simpson friendly foes on the fairway

Posted May 1, 2013

Call them the PGA's verson of the odd couple, a righty from Raleigh and a southpaw from the swamp. One a US Open champion, the other an owner of a green jacket from Augusta. Webb Simpson and Bubba Watson became close friends during their time on the President's Cup and Ryder Cup teams. As good as friends as it gets in golf, just don't expect any displays of such in public. 

The two were in back-to-back pairings in the pro-am day at the Wells Fargo championship in Charlotte Wednesday, taking in their last chance to see the course before the opening round.

"I think he's huge, look at him, he takes drugs," joked Watson of Simpson Wednesday. 

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The two were constantly clowning each other on the course, photo-bombing each other's interviews and trading barbs in their own. 

"Beat Webb Simpson, nobody likes Webb Simpson," said Watson.

"You know I like my chances. In our head-to-head I'm 8-0 against him. Check the facts, I could be off a little bit," said Simpson.

Friends first but fierce foes on the fairway a close second.

"It'll be fun and I hope I can beat him," Simpson said.

Simpson tees off with Sergio Garcia and Bill Haas at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Bubba Watson joins Rory McIlroy and Angel Cabrera in the afternoon teeing off just before 1 p.m.

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  • BattlingBishop 5 May 1, 2013

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    Agreed, Hokie. Hope they both do well.

  • VT1994Hokie May 1, 2013

    Two great gentlemen of the game. Wishing the best to both.

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