LIV Golf has confirmed the signing of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
Watson, a former world No.2, had been broadly rumoured to be becoming a member of the Saudi-backed breakaway league for a number of months.
He’s the newest family identify to affix the LIV roster, which is within the midst of its third occasion in New Jersey.
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“Bubba Watson is an amazing addition to LIV Golf – one other main champion becoming a member of the rising checklist of stars on our groups,” stated LIV chief govt Greg Norman.
“His sport combines the ability, innovation, and pleasure that the LIV Golf model represents.
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“He’s a risk-taker who has cemented his identify among the many world’s best possible and we’re anticipating him to return aboard to convey new power and audiences to this league.”
Watson is at the moment recovering from knee surgical procedure and can act as a non-playing staff captain till he is ready to play.
Having received the Masters in 2012 and 2014, he grew to become a family identify because of his unorthodox strategy and lengthy hitting.
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He has 14 PGA Tour victories, however like the remainder of the LIV area is predicted to be suspended from the established tour when he takes half in his first occasion.
“My spouse beloved it, we prayed about it, we got here to the choice and right here we’re,” Watson stated as he was unveiled on the dwell stream of the occasion at Bedminster.
“Everybody’s a staff. It is not a person sport any extra. It is one other factor we did not have and now we’re bringing it to life.”