Bubba Watson joins LIV Golf: "My wife loved it, we prayed about it..."

Bubba Watson reveals how he came to the decision to join LIV Golf. 

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Fri, 29 Jul 2022
Bubba Watson joins LIV Golf: "My wife loved it, we prayed about it..."

Bubba Watson was officially confirmed as the next player to join LIV Golf during the first round of the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster tournament. 

Watson, 43, is rumoured to have been offered in the region of $50 million to join Greg Norman's controversial new golf league, funded by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. 

The two-time Masters champion is currently recovering from knee surgery and so he will be acting as a non-playing team captain until he is back to full health. 

It is highly likely that Watson may miss out on competing playing in LIV Golf tournaments until next year when a new LIV Golf League tees off with $405 million in prize money over a 14-tournament schedule. 

 

 

"Bubba Watson is a tremendous addition to LIV Golf – another major champion joining the growing list of stars on our teams," said LIV Golf CEO and two-time Open champion Greg Norman. 

"His game combines the power, innovation, and excitement that the LIV Golf brand represents. He’s a risk-taker who has cemented his name among the world’s very best and we’re eager for him to come aboard to bring new energy and audiences to this league."

Watson was interviewed during the first round of the LIV Golf Bedminster tournament and he explained the reasons behind his decision to break away from the PGA Tour where he has won 14 times in his career.

"My wife loved it, we prayed about it, we came to the decision and here we are," said Watson, who last won on the PGA Tour in 2018.

"Everyone's a team. It's not an individual sport any more. It's another thing we didn't have and now we're bringing it to life."

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