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Column: Watson and his green jackets a big hit in the South. Can he get even bigger?

He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and — in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts — Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.Asked which of those last two was the bigger accomplishment, Watson didn't hesitate."Well, obviously," he smiled, "you always say, 'Go Dawgs!'"As he was fighting for the lead at Augusta National on Saturday, the giant screen at Sanford Stadium cut to a shot of Watson, and the local fans went wild. Watson left Georgia a year early to turn pro, but made sure to credit everyone there who prepped him for life out on tour."I've done quite well since then," he said. "We can share it."Watson might seem like the guy to carry golf's flag in the coming months, especially with the two most popular players of this era nearing the end of their careers. Tiger Woods, 38, is on the disabled list until late this summer and Phil Mickelson, 42, missed the cut here and has alrea...

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