Leave it to Bubba Watson to find a way to explain why LIV Golf's idea of team franchises, as boundary-stretching as it sounds, isn't as radical as it might initially seem.
Bubba Watson, captain of the RangeGoats Photo: Chris Trotman, LIV Golf via Getty Images
Watson was on the mend from knee surgery last year and hadn't yet signed with LIV Golf when he and his 10-year-old son, Caleb, were watching the new game in town.
“He knew the Aces. He knew the Stingers,” Watson said earlier this year, alluding to two of the new league's teams. “He didn't know individual names. He just knew the team names, and for a 10-year-old to never watch the game of golf but now watches it, now I knew that there was a product to be had. LIV has a niche. It has a reason.
“My son is used to the Yankees. He’s used to the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs. He’s used to watching teams, and that’s the one thing that golf, high school golf has a team, college golf has a team, and then one of the biggest events ...
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