Justin Bieber is pals with Masters golf champ Bubba Watson
File this one under the unexpected: the winner of the 2012 Masters golf tournament, 33-year-old Bubba Watson, on the night of his victory spent some time talking to none other than 18-year-old Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber. Who'd a thunk it?
Watson, who beat Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff April 8 for his first major (and 4th win on the PGA) told E! Online
in a video interview that he talked to Bieber and Bieber's girlfriend, actor/singer Selena Gomez.
"Justin Bieber is the only person that I talked to on the phone that night after I won," Watson insisted. "He called me and I talked to him on the phone and he and Selena were congratulating me, and it was a big honor that they would both call me and talk to me."
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Watson also talked
with U.S. President Barack Obama after his win so he exaggerated when he suggested Bieber and Gomez were the only two he talked to. Or maybe he meant the only two friends. And are they friends? Well, Watson was amongst celebrities at the opening for Bieber's 3D biopic, Never Say Never
in 2011 and they've not only tweeted one another, Watson said they've also golfed together.
Bieber, whose new album, Believe
, will be out this summer, is known as a decent basketball player and pretty good hockey player but he might not be so good at golf. At least not judging by Watson's sly response when asked if Bieber can play the game .
"Man, he can sing and dance," was all Watson would say.