Bubba Watson needs no introduction in golf circles but the twice Masters champion may have underplayed his fame at this week's Solheim Cup in Toledo, Ohio, where he is on hand to offer his services to the United States team
Watson was inside the US team room at Inverness Club when fellow American Jennifer Kupcho, who won the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur in 2019 at the home of the Masters, approached the table where he was sitting.
"I walked up to the table, and he goes 'hey, you know I was there when you won, right?' I was like, ‘yeah, I shook your hand.’ Like I wouldn't , why would I not remember that? Like seriously," Kupcho, 24, told reporters.
"It was just like really funny that he said that. I was like, I know, I talked to you and I shook your hand. I'm like, you've got to remember that you're pretty famous."
Fellow Team USA member and world number eight Danielle Kang quickly chimed in.
"It's like Phil Mickelson coming up to you and saying, ‘hey, my name is Phil.’ You're like, I know."
Watson, no stranger to team competition having competed in four Ryder Cups while also serving as vice-captain 2018, reached out to the US team competing at this year's Solheim Cup to offer his support and was welcomed with open arms.
He is acting in an advisory role for captain Pat Hurst and assistants Michelle Wie West, Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford.
The Solheim Cup, a biennial team event between Europe and the United States, begins on Saturday with Leona Maguire set to make history as the first Irish player to take part in the event.