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Bubba Watson: A man of many hats

Published 2142 GMT (0542 HKT) April 5, 2015
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Bubba Watson won his second Masters title in 2014. The previous year's winner, Adam Scott, helped Watson into the jacket, as per tournament tradition. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Golfweek
Watson beat Jordan Spieth, seen here congratulating his fellow American, and Sweden's Jonas Blixt by three shots. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Watson celebrated with wife Angie, who used to be a pro basketball player, and young son Caleb. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Golfweek
Indeed Watson is a devoted father. Caleb, pictured, and baby Dakota were adopted by Watson and his wife. Harry How/Getty Images
But besides being a pro golfer and father, Watson is also a baseball team owner. He owns part of the Cincinnati Reds' Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Michael Chang/Getty Images
Watson chose golf over baseball, initially to his dad's dismay. His parents were New York Yankee fans but in 2012 he threw out the first pitch wearing a jersey of the New York Mets. Well, he was at a Mets game. Mike Stobe/Getty Images
He was a fan of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and bought one of the General Lee cars used in the television show at an auction. Christian Petersen/Getty Images
He is also part of the "Golf Boys" -- a sporting boy band including some of his closest friends in the game, which releases songs for charity. Golf Boys
Watson wore a baby's outfit for one of the band's videos.
The left-hander is known for his trick shots on the course -- and on the Internet, where he regularly posts videos of his skills in a variety of non-golf locations. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/file
Watson enters the 2015 Masters on the back of a solid third-place finish at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Will Tiger Woods be one of Watson's rivals? A comeback could be on the cards for the four-time Masters winner -- pictured here at Torrey Pines in February 2015 -- who was seen playing a practice round at Augusta last week. Donald Miralle/Getty Images
Watson won his first major at the Masters in 2012, defeating Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff. David Cannon/Getty Images