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Bubba Watson: Just Showing the Light (GLMinute #48)

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He is a professional golfer who won the 2012 Masters Tournament. He is one of the few players who can hit a ball over 350 yards capable of generating a ball speed up to 194 miles per hour. His Masters win elevated him to a career high number four in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has also won the Travelers Championship in 2010, the Farmer's Insurance Open in 2011 and the Zurich Classic in 2011. 
He says of his faith, 'I grew up in Bagdad, Florida, as one of the good guys: "Didn't cuss, didn't cheat, didn't steal, didn't lie, didn't drink, didn't do drugs...I was doing the right things but I didn't know what that meant." In his senior year in high school, two twin neighbor girls invited him to their youth group. He went and found a place where he belonged. He said, "The girls asked me to go to church, and after a few times going I realized this is what I wanted to do. This is truth here. And I gave myself to the Lord." Though he never took a golf lesson in his life, he said "I am grateful for the people around me and the opportunity to live my life for Christ. I've really got a good team around me trying to help me succeed, not just in golf, but off the golf course, to be a light for Jesus." He frequently uses his Twitter account to share Christ with his followers. He said, "For me, it's just showing the Light. There's people who want to put down Christians. I try to tell them Jesus loves you." His name is Bubba Watson.