Bubba Watson wants return to form at Shenzhen International after poor Masters
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 18/04/17 4:28pm
Bubba Watson believes his game is heading in the right direction as he looks to make a return to form at the Shenzhen International.
The world No 22 heads to China without a win in over a year and off the back of a missed cut at The Masters, the event where he won both of his major titles, with Watson only registering one top-10 in eight starts so far in 2017.
Watson finished tied 29th in the inaugural tournament at Genzon GC in 2015 and followed it up with a share of eighth place last year, with the 38-year-old now looking to
"My putting is coming around, my ball striking has been better," Watson told a pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday. "If you look at old scores you always think you can do better but I know I'm on the right path with what we are working on, so I'm looking forward to getting out there.
"We can all play good golf around here, we are all good players, but sometimes wanting it so bad and wanting to compete and win a trophy brings that nervous energy.
"I have to get better and make a few more putts in the first two days to be up there."
Watson tees off for the opening two rounds alongside home favourite Li Haotong and Tommy Fleetwood, who can close the gap on Sergio Garcia at the top of the Race to Dubai standings with a strong showing this week.
"I had two good years here, so when you look at the schedule this is a course I really like so I was always looking forward to coming back," Fleetwood said.
"My last tournament was The Masters and I actually played well, I just struggled on the greens and I didn't score anywhere near what I should have done.
"My game has still held up, my swing is still good and I have been hitting it fine, so it is nice after a rest and a week off to come back out."
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