There are a few things that I can readily understand that doesn't exactly warm some people up to Bubba. But I actually enjoy watching him play.
Maybe a bit complicated? Sure. But at the same time that makes him interesting to me. He's different, and if there was one constant complaint not all that long ago - it was that these guys were all boring, they all dressed the same way, said the same things, acted the same way, win or lose. Well, that's changed now. Lots of different personalities, lots of great young players, lots of really good 30-somethings who make things a lot less predictable and a little more exciting. If you follow pro golf (as opposed to following just the majors, or just following one particular player) you can see how the game has changed over the past 4-5 years. And that change has only made things more enjoyable from my own perspective.
And Bubba is a good example why. Unorthodox swing with his dancing feet at/through impact... works the ball left-to-right, right-to-left, can even hit it straight when he needs to. Not the world's greatest putter, but you don't win two green jackets being a slouch on the greens either. And hits it a long, long way. Dude had 191 yards and hit 9-iron, uphill... and mishit it, and still left himself 12 feet for birdie. That's just crazy.
When he's on, when he's not down on himself or down on the layout (like he was a few weeks back at Phoenix) - there's not a course he can't win on. Seriously. Think about that - Jason Kokrak played great golf this past week, and what was potentially the difference? He only plays a draw. Well... Riviera's greens, between the contours and the smallish size, puts a premium on approach angles. Bubba doesn't have to hit the exact approach angle every time because he can work the ball either way. That's a huge advantage. That's ultimately why he's won here twice imo - not only does he hit it a long way - but he can hit a fade or a draw into those greens. With his length, with his ability to hit his irons L-R or R-L - it simplifies a huge part of the game at that level. On Sunday, when the tour tucks the hole locations to these sucker-pin hole locations - he can access them because of that ability. Very few can do that. But Bubba can.
Like I said - I enjoy watching him. I kinda get how he can rub some people the wrong way, but man... I like the fact that he's atypical. Makes it more exciting to me.