American legendary golfer Bubba Watson has been well known for both his playing career as well as his personal life. Last year, the golfer signed a contract with Eye wear company Oakley and as a sign of their goodwill; the company has decided to gift the golfer a custom made Ford Raptor.
The company has acquired a Ford Raptor Super Crew Cab, which was modified by its golf and motorsports division, and was completely customized in around six months. The car is a symbol of good faith among the golfer and Oakley and can be the signal of major endorsements in the future.
The Raptor has a completely bulletproof exterior which even includes the windows and also the custom black digital wrap around the car. It also has the remodelled 6160 billet Oakley grille, a special Oakley logo in the hood, and specially ordered black rims. The interior is also carefully designed with features of lime green colour, which is Bubba Watson’s favourite colour. The seats have a distinct green stitching; complete with the official Oakley branded head rests which enhance the features of the green dashboard. The most unique part of the car is its custom horn which plays the legendary track from the Dukes of Hazard – General Lee.
The car is an extremely big gesture from the company who signed Bubba Watson last year and it can be safely said that it is the start of a very successful partnership which may see both the parties profit from endorsements. The American golfer has a good fan following and as a result, he will be major for the company if they are looking to increase the popularity of their name and brands by putting a public figure in charge of their advertising and endorsement which ensures more coverage and profit.
Bubba Watson was born and raised in Bagdad, Florida. He was born on 5th November 1978. He is an American professional golfer on the PGA tour. He went to Milton high school and represented the school in amateur golfing events. He went to the Faulkner State Community College, Alabama and played golf for the college.
Then he transferred to the University of Georgia and played for the Bulldogs through 2000-2001. He helped them to achieve their SEC title in 2003. Later that year, Bubba Watson shifted to professional golf and joined the Nationwide Tour. He played there until 2005, the same year he finished 21st on the money list of the Nationwide Tour. He earned a little over 1 million dollars as a rookie and lead the PGA tour in driving distance at 319.6 yards. Due to his decent performance in the 2007 U.S. Open he was in the final group at the Oakmont Country Club, near Pittsburgh, where he finished 5th, in a tie.
On 27 June 2010, Bubba Watson saw his first victory on the PGA tour, in Cromwell, Connecticut at the Travelers Championship. He dedicated his win to his parents. At the PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits, he was a runner-up to Martin Kaymer. He won his second PGA Tour event on 30 January 2011, the Farmers Insurance Open. He defeated Phil Mickelson by one stroke. He won the 3rd PGA Tour title of his career on 1 May 2011 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Controversies flew when Bubba Watson openly criticized the Alstom Open De France on the European tour in spite of playing under a sponsor’s exemption.
On 2012, he won the first Masters Tournament of his life, which was also his first major, where Louis Oosthuizen was a runner-up. This win pushed him to the 4th rank of the Official World Golf Rankings.