Okay I'm all for Bubba Watson crying but getting choked up over giving Tim Tebow his player badge because it's #15? From Michael Curet at PGATour.com:
On Friday night, the stars aligned in the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, led by 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson, who kept the commitment he made two months ago to his friend. "It fell on my off week," Watson said, "There's great character and a great person in Tim Tebow. Why wouldn't I be here?"
**Michael Bamberger was there to cover the charity event and to follow Bubba around, and shares this more serious moment:
But the most moving part of the day came when Watson arrived on the secluded, roped-off fifth tee. There were no spectators around. Waiting on the tee was a retired Army staff sergeant, Dan Nevins, who works now for a veterans group called the Wounded Warrior Project. Nevins was hitting a tee shot with each group that came through.
As they stood on the tee, Watson asked, “Do you mind if we ask you your story?” He could not have worded his question with more graciousness. Nevins was wearing shorts and he wore golf shoes on prosthetic feet that were attached to his thighs by, essentially, two rods. In other words, he’s a double amputee from the knees down. Nevins, who was awarded a Purple Heart, was injured in Iraq in 2004. Since then, he’s had more than 30 surgeries.