Bubba Watson Net Worth, Background, Professional Career, Awards and Wife

Published Date   28th Jun. 2017, 21:21 pm
Bubba Watson Net Worth, Background, Professional Career, Awards and Wife
Quick Info
Birth Name:Gerry Watson
Date of Birth:05/11/1978
Age: 39 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$24 million




American professional golfer, Bubba Watson net worth increased playing on the PGA Tour where he got recognition for his long drives.

Synopsis

The left-handed Bubba Watson net worth and value grew as he won the Masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He secured the second position in the Official World Golf Ranking in 2015 since he is one of the longest drivers with average of 288.2 m (315.2 yards). Watson also gained fame for hitting a ball over 320 m (350 yards) with the speed of 194mph.

Birth and Background

One of the rising stars in golf, Bubba Watson was born on 5th of November, 1978 in Bagdad, Florida. He grew fascinated by golf when he was only a child which later turned into a passion. When he was only 6 years old, his father Gerry took the passionate kid to a golf course. Later, Watson spent his time practicing daily in his yards, hitting the balls.

Unlike most of the professional recognizable players, Watson did not undergo any formal lessons in his early days. He is a self-taught sports enthusiast. Nevertheless, he did not fail to impress as an amateur player during his days in Milton High School.  As a result, Bubba Watson net worth increased after being named as first-team junior college All–American while he was playing for Faulkner State Community College. Soon after his transfer to the University of Georgia, he played for Bulldogs in 2000 and 2001. During this time when he was a junior, he helped the Bulldogs to the SEC title in 2000.

Professional Career and Highlights

Bubba Watson net worth heightened as he turned professional in 2003 joining the Nationwide Tour from 2001 to 2005. However, during the beginning of his career, he failed to showcase his skills which ended in 2004. The year 2005 got even better as he played 24 events and made five Top 10 appearances.

After ending Nationwide Tour in 2005, Watson joined PGA Tour in 2006. One of the remarkable wins in his career was finishing 3rd in Chrysler Classic of Tucson in 2006. This not only boasted fame but also Bubba Watson net worth as he won more than one million dollars for the season. Watson kept on persevering and won the Travelers Championship in 2010. Further, his strong performance attracted attention thereby getting an invitation to play the prestigious Ryder Cup.

Amidst all the good things that was going on in Watson’s life, he received a melancholic news of his father’s demise. His father was a cancer patient to whom he had dedicated his Travelers Championship victory.

No matter what Watson went through, he kept on going strong in his career. He won two championships in one tour in 2011. They are Farmers Insurance Open in January and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in May. The following year, he won the overly prestigious Masters Tournament defeating African player Louis Oosthuizen in an interesting match. Watson’s remarkable shot from the woods won his event’s green jacket and recognition among fellow golfer and other sportsman. Consequently, he became one of the top tier golfers of the world.

The next years after the major win also went quite favorable for Watson as he won his second Masters title in 2014. The next year, he won the Travelers Championship which moved him to the 3rd position in Official World Golf Ranking. He also won Northern Trust Open at Riviera for the second time in 2016.

Wife and children

Watson married Angela Watson—a Canadian women’s basketball team member in September 2004. Since they were unable to have child naturally, they adopted a one-month-old baby, Celeb. Later, they again adopted another baby girl in 2014.

Net Worth and Salary

The member of “Golf Boys”, Watson owns a General Lee car (from TV series The Dukes of Hazzard). He achieved it at auction for $110,000 in 2012. This clearly states Bubba Watson net worth is quite high. After all, Watson is a renowned player. His estimated net worth is 24 million USD as he earns 3-4 million per year from endorsements. Watson’s past successes and his long drives does not only make him a famous player, but also hints at his steeply rising net worth in the future.

The long driver golfer, Bubba Watson is one of the very few professionals who did not get formal training. Yet, he achieved like the professional players who underwent years of trainings. It demonstrates Watson’s passion and perseverance.

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