OPENING SHOT

Bubba Watson played a Volvik S4 golf ball last year and his results were, well, not so great. Many posited the S4 as the source of his ails. But Watson, who returned to a Titleist Pro V1x for 2018, doesn’t blame the ball, however. “I don’t think it has had any (role) in my success...My clubs weren’t going the distance that I used to. I couldn’t shape it the way I want to. Luckily for me, I know the problem, and the problem was with health and not all these other things.”