Watson is looking out for new golf balls
Bubba Watson’s contract with Volvik ends
Bubba Watson signed multi-year golf balls contract with Volvik in Jan 2017, and his season has not been a remarkable one and not matching the man’s stature. In 2017 Bubba’s best finish T-5th came at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in his four top-10 finishes, and seven missed cuts out 22 events he set foot to.
Seeing his golf balls as a performance hindrance, Watson has decided to end his contract and go back to using Titleist without any new contract in hands.
“My contract is done with Volvik,” the two-time Masters champion said. “I do not have a ball deal as we sit here today. So I can play with whatever ball I want to. My deal was up, and so I’m ball-free. So I don’t have a ball deal. … I’m just going to go back to what I grew up with, so I’m playing Titleist.”
His most preferred choices include Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x which are the most played balls on the tour, and whats interesting to know, Brooks Koepka won the U.S. Open using the Pro V1x without a ball deal.
Watson’s driving performance over this season
Watson is known as a long hitter on the Tour, but with the finish of 2017 season, he finished for the 20th spot in driving distance with an average of 305.8 yards, down from 310.6 yards in 2016. This stats include a total distance of 36,086 yards over 118 drives he has hit, with an accuracy percentage of 59.50.
Golf Contracts that got over
Watson’s deal getting over is just another one from the golfing world, recently Sergio Garcia and Taylormade said it’s over for them mutually after 15 long years of togetherness.
Taylormade stated: “Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed to a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract. It has been an honor to play a role in his performance throughout his career, including The Players Championship, 19 worldwide wins, Ryder Cup heroics and his 2017 Masters win. We congratulate Sergio on a career year and wish him all the best for the future.”