Masters 2017: Bubba Watson apologizes: 'I made a bad joke, just like I played bad golf'

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Masters 2017: Bubba Watson apologizes: 'I made a bad joke, just like I played bad golf'

Masters 2017: Bubba Watson apologizes: 'I made a bad joke, just like I played bad golf'

Bubba Watson was quick to apologize Friday, after appearing to unintentionally offend journalists with a post-round comment after he missed the cut at the Masters.

A two-time winner of the year's first major, Watson failed to make the weekend at Augusta for the first time in his career as he followed up an opening 74 with a 6-over 78 in Round 2.

Watson subsequentlycame in forcriticismon social media after he was quoted as telling a reporter: "Golf is tough; I don'tknow if you’ve ever played it. But writing articles is easy."

Yet Bubba swiftly tweeted an attempt to clear things up, insisting he was merely trying to make a joke.

"I love all journalists," said Watson. "Obviously I made a bad joke, just like I played bad golf this week!"