KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Bubba Watson is officially a dad.
The Masters champion has been playing the role for the last 41/2 months anyway, but Monday brought the final signatures that completed the adoption process for infant son Caleb.
"We had a lot of court things, a lot of paperwork to fill out," Watson said Tuesday after his first PGA Championship practice round. "A lot of people go through it, but trying to travel across the U.S., trying to travel outside the country and playing golf made it a little bit more difficult. But somehow it all worked out, and now we're parents."
Caleb, born in South Florida, joined the family March 26. Watson won the Masters a week later but has played only 20 rounds since then while dealing with the adoption process. The family also has relocated to Orlando, Fla., from the Phoenix suburbs.
Eye on ownership: Phil Mickelson moved one step closer to becoming a part owner of the Padres, with current ownership reaching final agreement to sell to a group that includes former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley.
The sale needs final approval from Major League Baseball, but that didn't stop a few golfers from daydreaming about ownership.
"To own a piece of a Boston team would be about the coolest thing I could ever do," New England native Keegan Bradley said. "I know (Mickelson is) very proud, very excited."
Tiger Woods said he'd "absolutely" be interested in part ownership. But even the PGA Tour's all-time earnings champ wonders if his favorite teams are out of his league.
"My teams are the Lakers, the Dodgers and the Raiders," he said, "so I've got to play really well."
Long journey: It has been a decade since Roger Chapman last teed it up in a major, missing the cut in the 2002 British Open. The Senior PGA Championship winner's trek to Kiawah Island might have seemed just as long.
After clearing customs in Washington, the English pro had to endure a 14-hour wait at Dulles International Airport late Sunday before being told at 5 a.m. Monday his flight to Charleston, S.C., had been canceled.
That set off a mad dash that took him, swing coach Mark Roe and four caddies to Reagan National, Savannah, Ga., and a drive north. He arrived at Kiawah at about 2:30 p.m. Monday; his clubs and luggage came along about six hours later.
What's for dinner? Far less renowned than the Masters' version, the PGA Championship also conducts a Tuesday night dinner gathering of its former champions.
It was news to defending champion Bradley.
"We were at The Barclays, and David Toms came up to me and said, 'What are we having for dinner?' " Bradley recalled. "Then the next week I'd have John Daly coming up to me, and then the next week Phil would ask me."
For inquiring minds, Bradley's menu features Maine lobster with filet mignon, corn on the cob and ice cream sundaes.