Bubba Watson’s playing partners receive Grand Slam treatment from Masters champ

Mike Ehrmann

What’s a fun-for-all golf exhibition like the PGA Grand Slam of Golf without a bit of pranking from Twitter wizard Bubba Watson?

The Masters champ, in Bermuda with Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington and Webb Simpson for the two-day event, spruced up life-size posters of his three opponents and tweeted his artwork, much to the amusement of his pals.

“I think that looks pretty good,” Bradley told reporters Monday about Watson’s handiwork, which included some shades and a nose ring for the 2011 PGA champ, a full beard for Harrington, and two mustaches – a handlebar under his nose and one that migrated northward to between his eyebrows – for Simpson. “And I have a black tooth.”

Watson jumped into the current debate involving Bradley’s and Simpson’s flat sticks of choice by adding a thought bubble with the words, “long putters are awesome” to Bradley’s photo.

Simpson, whose facial hair gives the U.S. Open winner a certain Salvador Dali twinkle, feigned irritation at what Watson described as the result of his “inside the lines” art classes at the University of Georgia.

“I didn't think it was very creative,” Simpson, who also sprouts a thought bubble that reads, “Bubba Golf is awesome,” said with a laugh about Watson’s self-described vandalism. “He did the same for everybody.”

Bubba, by the way, made sure to get in on the joke. @bubbawatson also tweeted a photo of his green-jacketed "Fathead" (the name of the company that designs the posters) self, noting "This is going in my home!!"

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