Originally Posted by Desert
Call me crazy, but I've always been quick to judge somebody who blames others for their own mistake. Also I watched the event live and I'm not basing my opinion on the video. Bubba acted like a complete baby that entire hole. To his credit he did show a lot of class on the 18th congratulating Stroud after the killer chip. I'm just saying that, to me, his treatment of his caddie was classless and unprofessional.
This is a bit of a different situation though.
If a kid at McDonald's blames his manager for not making sure he made a good burger, sure that is a silly excuse. But the caddy's job is to give advice, so he deserves blame when that advice is bad.
I swear between the 350 yard drives some people claim and the constant judgements of any golfer who gets irritated on the course, I have to wonder how many people have never actually played golf. It's a mental game, and as such is a frustrating game at times and makes for an easy time to lose your temper. It happens to everyone, even people hacking away once a year. Why wouldn't it happen when millions of dollars are on the line?
With that said, I read one article that made a great point. Bubba's caddy doesn't get credit for the hook off the pine straw at the Master's, so he doesn't get the blame for this. Ultimately...every shot hit is up to Bubba Watson, and I'm sure he knows that. Whether or not he deserves blame for the shot and whether or not he should have showed negative emotion in the heat of the moment are two entirely different questions.