"Just hot air" Bubba Watson ridiculed over LIV Golf claim

Bubba Watson has been mocked online after comments he made earlier in the week about ownership interest in his LIV Golf team. 

Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson

Online critics wasted no time in ridiculing Bubba Watson after he claimed 10-20 people are interested in purchasing his LIV Golf team, the RangeGoats.

Speaking to the media at LIV's $50 million team championship event in Miami this week, Watson, 44, was discussing the potential ownership of the Range Goats and made no secret of the news that there has been a surge in demand for ownership of the team that's currently sitting fourth in the LIV team league standings.

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Made up of captain Watson, 2023 LIV individual champion Talor Gooch, Thomas Pieters and Harold Varner III, the Range Goats won one team event this year coming at LIV Singapore.

If Watson's comments are anything to go by, it looks like that win in Singapore could have been vital for attracting the influx of potential buyers.

He said:

"Anywhere from 10 to 20 people have asked to buy the RangeGoats.
"There was three in Singapore, and then after Singapore the floodgates opened, there was even more. There's been talk this week. I met with people this week. Yeah, there's quite a few."

Watson wasn't alone in suggesting that new owners may be coming to LIV, as Dustin Johnson also confirmed that he had fielded interest for the ownership of his team, the 4Aces.

Speaking in the same interview as Watson, Johnson said:

"There's quite a bit of interest. Obviously like he [Watson] said each team is going to differ. We have some interest. 
"We'll get more into that in the off-season once we are done after this week. I don't know."

While both team captains seem hopeful of an external cash injection in the off-season, some online critics have suggested that Watson's comments were "just hot air", with another going so far as to say they had forgotten that Watson even played golf anymore. 

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It's fair to say not everyone was fully convinced by Watson's comments. 


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