Bubba WatsonTwo-time Masters champion, he was at one time ranked as high a No. According to reports, 2 in the world is about to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series, a breakaway tour that continues adding well-known names.
Watson, 43, has been out of action since May due to a torn Meniscus. Watson had previously competed early at the PGA Championship and finished tied for 30th.
According to United Kingdom-based The TelegraphThe site first reported on Watson’s PGA Tour exit. Watson, a well-known lefthander and shot-shaper will make his LIV debut in the event near Boston over Labor Day weekend. LIV Golf expects to make an official announcement this weekend. The tours second U.S-based event (and its third overall) will be held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey beginning Friday.
Watson has 12 career PGA Tour victories, including triumphs at The Masters in 2012 and 14, World Golf Championship titles in the HSBC Champions and Match Play in 2018. He has represented Team USA at four Ryder Cups (2010), ’12, ’14, and ‘18, as well as two Presidents Cups (2011).
Watsons ranking has fallen to 86th in recent years. T-14 at Waste Management Open was his best finish on the PGA Tour this year. He also teamed-up with Harold Varner IIIFinish T-4 at Zurich Classic
Multiple reports indicate that Watson will serve as captain of LIVs four-man teams once he starts playing on the tour.
Charles Howell III, Paul Casey Henrik StensonWatson-aged players will join the 37 year-olds. Jason KokrakIn making their LIV debuts in Bedminster this week. After joining LIV, Stenson was stripped from his Ryder Cup captaincy. It has been scrutinized because it is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.