Bubba Watson Says Wife’s Cancer Battle Saved His Career

Bubba Watson’s wife, Angie, shocked the world two years ago by revealing that she had been diagnosed with cancer. Then just 37 years old, she later underwent a bone marrow transplant.

She was told she would need chemotherapy to stop the cancer from spreading, but after just a few days of treatment doctors gave her the all-clear. She has been cancer-free ever since.

Now the two-time Masters champion has paid tribute to her generosity, saying that she saved his career.

“My wife is a great person and I owe everything to her,” Watson said at the Northern Trust Open golf tournament in New Jersey, according to Golf World. “My game is probably a lot stronger because of her. When I got her scan, I knew if I play with some sense of dignity and character, she’s going to pull me through. She got me through it.

“Every time I was knocked down, she could see a light at the end of the tunnel and so could I.”

With the couple expecting their first child together this month, Angie is a family man who works with him at the Players Championship.

Watson is playing in his 17th event of the season and has made the cut seven times, including three top-20 finishes. He will tee it up against Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth in the final round of the tournament today.

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