The best golfers in the world certainly do make a lot of money, and today we’ll talk about just how much money Bubba Watson has made playing on the PGA Tour. Born in Bagdad, Florida, back in 1978, Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. certainly is no exception when it comes to stacking up cash thanks to having the ability to swing a golf club better than 99.9% of people in the world!
How Much is Bubba Watson Worth Today?
As with anyone’s net worth out there, this number can move around based on things like divorce, the stock market, and maintaining sponsorships. In the case of Bubba Watson in 2020, he seems to be set up for a fast path to retirement if he so pleases, with a current net worth reported to be $30 million.
The American, who is known for being a long hitter off the tee, led the PGA Tour in 2007 with an average drive of over 315 yards. He has the ability to hit the ball over 350 yards while hitting speeds of almost 200 mph!
Since he first won on the PGA Tour in 2010, which was at the Travelers Championship in a sudden death playoff win over Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank, he’s been a very popular guy on the tour. That inaugural victory was dedicated to his parents, namely his late father, who was battling cancer. The following year, Watson won his second event on tour, with a one stroke win at the Farmers Insurance Open over Phil Mickelson. Like the great Phil Mickelson, Watson plays golf left handed, which is rare on the tour.
The tournament that really put him on the map was the 2012 Masters Tournament, where he won at Augusta. He repeated this win in 2014.
Since the first Masters win, he’s earned over $24 million (and counting up quickly) on the tour. He also earns between 3 and 5 million each year from endorsement deals. With 12 wins on the PGA Tour, endorsement deals should keep on coming for Watson, who is still young and in the prime of his golf career.
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Who Sponsors Bubba Watson?
There is no shortage of interest in Bubba Watson endorsements, and here is a list, which I’ll try to keep updated over time:
- Electronic Arts
- Greenbrier Resort
- Marquis Jet
- Richard Mille
Bubba Watson Personal Life
He obtained the nickname “Bubba,” thanks to his Father, after the American football star Bubba Smith. His wife, Angie, is a Canadian woman who he met in college at the University of Georgia when he was playing for their golf team. She was on the women’s basketball team. The couple was married in 2004.
Due to a plethora of family issues, the couple was unable to have a child naturally, and the couple has adopted two children, a boy, and a girl.
Watson is a member of the “Golf Boys,” which is a “Boy Band” of sort on the Tour made up of himself, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, and Ben Crane. They have a single on YouTube, which is pasted below. It was produced by Farmers Insurance Group, which donates money to charity from views of the video.
Bubba Watson YouTube Video
- Watson purchased the former home of Tiger Woods, in Windermere, Florida.
- Watson is Christian.
- He owns a “General Lee” car from the hit television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The cost was $110,000 back in the year 2012.