Report: Former Masters champion Bubba Watson joins LIV Golf


LIV Golf has added another top champion to its roster ahead of this week’s LIV Golf Invitational Series event at Trump Bedminster.

Golf Digest reported via Twitter on Wednesday that Bubba Watson has signed with the Saudi-backed league.

According to SI.com’s Bob Harig, Watson’s addition will be officially announced this weekend.

LIV is set to implement a 14-tournament expansion for 2023 with 12 four-player teams. Harig said Watson, 43, will be one of the team’s captains.

Watson, who hasn’t played in a tournament since May following a torn meniscus, won the Masters in 2012 and 2014. He joins an impressive list of former Masters champions to leave the PGA Tour for LIV, including Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed and Charl Schwartzel. A recent great champion could be the next player to join the league.

The money and perks LIV can offer has made it hard for players to say no, regardless of the backlash some have received for going back to their original support for the Tour. One of these perks includes a sophisticated transportation method that LIV provides to its players.

Watson turned pro in 2002. He has 12 wins and 74 top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour.




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