Bubba Watson on the decision to join LIV Golf: It was a scary thing for me
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Speaking to Bunkered, Bubba Watson spoke about his decision to join LIV Golf and his 'fear of backlash' from others. However, Watson did not have as many negative reactions as he thought he would. “In this day and age, it’s so easy to make up a fake name on social media and say what you want and there are no consequences.
Nobody gets in trouble, and that’s really sad to see. For me, personally, that’s what I was dealing with when I was trying to sign the paper. I was so worried about what people were going to say to me and think about me.
But I can honestly say that I’ve had nobody, face to face, say anything negative. Truthfully, I loved everything about the idea of it but it’s a scary thing when you have to actually sign your name. It’s like buying a house.
When you look at how much that new house is costing, it’s like, ‘I don’t know if I should put my whole name on that.' There was nothing wrong with the product. There was nothing wrong with what they were giving us, what they were showing us and what they ultimately produced.
It was just fear of the unknown, I guess." - Watson said.
Bubba Watson on his decision
Watson was aware that such a decision could change many things in his career. “I mean, let’s be honest, it’s a new business and every new business has a really good chance of failing.
So, do you want to put yourself in that situation or do you want to take a leap and not so much change the face of golf as add something new?” Bubba is a man who has mental issues, so the decision was even more difficult to make.
“It was a scary thing for me, not least because I’ve got mental health issues that I’ve been pretty open about. I had a lot of conversations with my team and with my wife and, ultimately, we made the decision to go for it. “