Truth & Rumors: Does Bubba Watson have Bieber fever?
After winning a major, most players field calls from their parents, or their coaches, or their fishing buddies from home. Bubba (Watson) being Bubba went a more unconventional route, taking a call from a baby-faced pop star, according to an interview Watson gave E! Online:
“Justin Bieber is the only person that I talked to on the phone that night after I won," Watson insisted. "He called me and I talked to him on the phone and he and Selena [Gomez, Bieber’s girlfriend] were congratulating me, and it was a big honor that they would both call me and talk to me."
Watson also talked with U.S. President Barack Obama after his win so he exaggerated when he suggested Bieber and Gomez were the only two he talked to. Or maybe he meant the only two friends. And are they friends? Well, Watson was amongst celebrities at the opening for Bieber's 3D biopic, Never Say Never in 2011 and they've not only tweeted one another, Watson said they've also golfed together.
Bieber, whose new album, Believe, will be out this summer, is known as a decent basketball player and pretty good hockey player but he might not be so good at golf. At least not judging by Watson's sly response when asked if Bieber can play the game .
"Man, he can sing and dance," was all Watson would say.
Peete's battle with Tourette's syndrome
Twelve-time PGA Tour winner Calvin Peete has kept a low profile in recent years, sidelined from the Champions Tour not only by a torn rotator cuff but also by Tourette's syndrome. In an interview with Seth Soffian of news-press.com, Peete described the debilitating effects of the condition that he has battled since the late 1980s:
“It completely had control of me,” Peete said of a neurological disorder known for involuntary tics and vocal outbursts. “I was on the golf course, shaking and jumping and shouting out. I didn’t do that often, but I felt the need to check myself into some psychiatric clinic. I was ready to commit myself.
“It had gotten so bad I just couldn’t concentrate. I just couldn’t play anymore. I had no control of my muscles. It attacks muscles groups.”
The good news is Peete has gained control of the disorder and is feeling much better these days. His focus has turned from golf to charity, specifically fundraising for disadvantaged children and military veterans.
“I’ve advocated for education throughout my career. I know how important education is,” Peete said Friday by phone from his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, where he lives with his second wife, Pepper, and two teenage daughters. “That’s our life, is our kids. Once we have kids, we have no more life for ourselves. Now our real life really belongs to our children.”
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