Bubba Watson snapped his driver on a swing and the ball still went 300 yards into the fairway to set up a birdie

Bubba Watson breaks his driver at the Travelers Championship.
Bubba Watson. GOLF
  • Bubba Watson had a miraculous birdie at the Travelers Championship on Friday.
  • At the par-4 No. 2, the head of Watson’s driver snapped off during his swing out of the tee box.
  • Despite the wild swing, Watson’s ball went 274.32m and found the fairway, setting up a birdie.
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Bubba Watson’s booming drives nearly got the better of him on Friday at the Travelers Championship.

Playing out of the tee box at the par-4 No. 2, Watson’s driver head snapped off his club after hitting his shot, with the head flying off into the distance along with his ball.

Thankfully, no one was hurt, and thankfully for Watson, his ball still somehow managed to fly 274.32m and find the middle of the fairway.

Watson’s driver head is seen as it snaps off into the distance right below the ball-tracer.

After what turned out to be a solid drive, Watson put his approach on the green and was able to leave the hole with a birdie.

Meanwhile, caddie Ted Scott was left to do a little handiwork to prepare Watson’s driver for the rest of their round.

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Watson finished his day 4-under par on the round, putting him at -8 on the tournament, good for a share of the lead after his 18 holes.

Watson has already won the Travelers Championship three times in his career. If he can keep his clubs from flying out of his hands, he could be well on his way to a fourth.