After picking up his 10th PGA Tour title at the Genesis Open, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson admitted he almost retired last year following poor form.
The American fired a two-under 69 at Riviera, California, to win the event by two strokes.
"The last year and a half, almost two years, has been a struggle, because I want to be at the top," he said.
-12 B Watson (US); -10 K Na (US), T Finau (US); -9 S Stallings (US), P Cantlay (US); -8A Hadwin (Can), P Mickelson (US), C Smith (Aus)
"I was top 10 in the world for a few years, so not being there you feel like: 'Is this it? Is this my old man moment where I can't play golf again?'"
Watson admitted he needed to be convinced by his wife, Angie, to carry on playing after contemplating giving the game up.
"I was close to retiring - my wife was not close," he said. "My wife basically told me to quit whining and play golf. She's much tougher than I am. I was focusing on the wrong things - pitiful me and not how beautiful my life was.
"Nobody thought Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida would ever get to 10 wins - without lessons, head case, hooking the ball, slicing the ball, can't putt."
The 39-year-old holed five birdies in his final round, with three bogeys on the card.
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Irons (2): Ping iBlade; (4-PW): Ping S55
Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 SS (52, 56 degrees); Ping Glide 2.0 TS (60 degrees)
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