The Players Championship 2014: Bubba Watson eager to improve

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Masters champion Bubba Watson has admitted he is eager to improve his form at TPC Sawgrass as he looks to win the Players Championship.

The American has a poor record at the Florida course, with his best finish being a disappointing 37th. Watson will return to the tour for the first time since winning his second Green Jacket at Augusta National just last month.

He can be backed at odds of 21.00 to win the Players Championship with Dafabet, but the 35-year-old isn’t expecting a change in fortunes this time around.

He told reporters ahead of the tournament: “I haven’t played very well around here. I was looking at my record at Sawgrass before I came… three missed cuts, a 50-something place and two 30-somethings.

“Around this golf course it’s very challenging for me and when I look down holes like the first and the 10th it’s hard to tell the difference between the fairway and the rough.”

Watson is also able to claim world number one spot with a victory along with Adam Scott, who is 15.00 to win the Players Championship. And while Scott is confident he will sit top of the rankings one day, Watson has moved quickly to doubt his chances.

“Let’s look at the numbers. My best finish here is 37th – just write that down – 37th, so unless 37th moves me to No 1 we probably don’t need to worry about that,” he added.

“Phil Mickelson, who is arguably top-five best of all time, has never been No 1 which shows me the rankings are kind of messed up so it won’t ruin my life or my career if I never get there.”

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