Bubba Watson heading to LIV Golf
Ricky Gray | July 28, 2022
Another prominent golfer has been lost to the Saudi-funded league.
LIV Golf continues to add notable names to their roster, the latest being Bubba Watson. Watson is a two-time Masters champion who at one point was ranked as high as No. 2 in the world.
He has been sidelined since late May due to a torn meniscus. He reported this injury after contending early at the PGA Championship before finishing tied for 30th.
Watson is expected to make his LIV Golf debut at the event outside Boston over Labor Day weekend. The media is expecting an official announcement from LIV Golf later this week.
The tour will play its second US.-based event (and third overall) at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey starting Friday.
Watson has 12 career PGA Tour wins, including triumphs at the Masters in 2012 and '14 and World Golf Championship titles at the HSBC Champions in 2014 and Match Play in 2018.
He’s also represented several teams including Team USA at four Ryder Cups (2010, '12, '14, '18) and two Presidents Cups (2011, '15).
Several reports have stated that Watson will serve as one of the captains of LIV's four-man teams when he makes his debut.
Other golfers such as Charles Howell III, Paul Casey and Henrik Stenson will join 37-year-old Jason Kokrak in making their LIV debuts this week at Bedminster.
Stenson was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy after joining LIV Golf. The tour is under severe scrutiny because it’s funded by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
When LIV Golf makes the official announcement, we’ll be sure to report it here.