On the occasion of the third event of LIV Golf, held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster and which ended with the victory of Henrik Stenson in the individual classification and of Team 4Aces GC in the team classification, the signing with the League led by Greg Norman from part of Bubba Watson.
For fans of numbers, it seems that the LIV has awarded the Baghdad player a $ 50 million ticket. Considering that Watson will not be back on the field before next year due to the knee injury that took him away from tournaments immediately after the PGA Championship, the move by the LIV seems mainly aimed at raising the level of the participants (Watson is the eleventh Major champion joining the Saudi League).
Bubba has entrusted Twitter with the news of his appointment as captain of one of the Teams. And that's where we start. The statement, which has a lot of boutade, made by Watson highlights the fact that he is very interested in the aspect of team play.
Bubba Watson, statements
"When I think of the atmosphere inside Team USA during the 2016 Ryder Cup, it occurs to me that I was number seven in the world at the time, but I was an Assistant Captain, and that was fun for me" "I enjoyed it more than playing" “For me, to transfer my knowledge, to encourage, to help the team grow, to help it improve by trying to win tournaments.
In the end, trying to make golf grow as a whole is an obvious choice " "Having people on your team (at LIV events) takes away the exclusive connotation of individual sport from golf" "Here there are people with whom to share new ideas" "There is a nice atmosphere, and everyone who talked to me about the Tour (LIV, NDR) said that it is incredible and that they are enthusiastic about their choice"
To find out if Bubba will be a good captain, we have to wait until next year. To find out, however, how the dispute between the Tours will end, I hope it takes less.