Bubba Watson details personal anxiety issues, voices support for tennis star Naomi Osaka

DUBLIN, Ohio — Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has opened up recently about his own anxiety issues, saying how uncomfortable he can be in crowds, and acknowledging that criticism of him on social media has taken its toll.

And it’s why he showed support for tennis star Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open on Monday, citing her experiences with depression and her reasons for outlining why she had hoped to skip media interviews.