Bubba Watson revealed after his 5&3 victory against Kiradech Aphibarnrat that the two were actually good friends.

Bubba Watson And Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s Unlikely Friendship

Following his quarter-final victory at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Bubba Watson revealed an unlikely friendship.

The companion in question would be his opponent, Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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Watson defeated Aphibarnrat 5&3 to progress into a semi-final against world number two Justin Thomas.

During the match, the Bangkok-native teased that he wanted to take Watson’s driver, in response the American said he could as long as he can take his putter.

And it turns out that – despite playing on different Tours and us not being able to find a single picture of them together – the pair are actually very good friends, with Watson revealing that he’s been to Thailand “many times” with Aphibarnrat and has even had dinner with his family.

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After the victory, the 39-year-old told media:

“He didn’t make the putts he needed to make today, so he might have putted better with a wedge,” joked Watson.

“I don’t know. It was just one of those things where – we are good friends.

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“I’ve been to Thailand so many times, hanging out with him, going to dinner with him, meeting his family.

“So, yeah, we were having a giggle, but at the same time he wanted to beat me and I wanted to beat him.”

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