The crazy story involving LIV Golf's Bubba Watson and Monday Q legend

LIV Golf's Bubba Watson was previously urged to resign his PGA Tour membership ahead of the Korn Ferry Tour finals.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2022
The crazy story involving LIV Golf's Bubba Watson and Monday Q legend

Bubba Watson was announced as a LIV Golf Invitational Series player in July. 

And there was an interesting scenario regarding the two-time Masters champion. 

Because he had not actually hit a tee shot in a LIV Golf event, he was still listed on the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. 

The other players who had played in LIV Golf events but had not resigned their memberships with the established American circuit were booted off. 

Whether or not you agree with that is up to you. 

But Watson's name remaining on the list by technicality had wild, wild implications for one player in particular. 

His name is Chris Naegel and he's 39-year-old Monday Qualifying legend. His run this season has been nothing short of remarkable.

Check out the thread below:

That's crazy, isn't it?!

Anyway, Watson has now confirmed his resignation from the PGA Tour after he was urged to make this right. 

Watson, 43, has practically missed the majority of the 2022 season with a torn meniscus. Though he did hit one miracle shot at The Masters.

He will make his debut for LIV Golf in 2023, he said, and will be a team captain for the controversial series. 

Watson's last win on Tour came at the 2018 Travelers Championship, which he has won three times. 

He now occupies No. 90 in the OWGR, which has recently announced changes. 

In total, he has won 12 times on the PGA Tour alongside his two Masters victories in 2012 and 2014. 

Watson said he and his wife "prayed" about whether or not to join LIV Golf. "My wife loved it," he said. 

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