Bubba Watson reportedly headed to LIV Golf, expected to debut at Boston-based event later this summer

Bubba Watson, the two-time Masters champion who was even world No. 2 at one point, is reportedly set to join the Saudi-backed LIV golf series, the Breakaway Tour, which continues to add household names to its roster.

Watson, 43, has been out since late May with a torn meniscus and announced the injury after battling early on in the PGA Championship before finishing 30th.

According to the UK-based The Telegraph, which first reported Watson’s PGA Tour exit, the well-known left-hander and shot-shaper is poised to make his LIV debut at the event outside of Boston over Labor Day weekend. An official announcement from LIV Golf is expected this weekend; The tour will play its second US event (and third overall) starting Friday at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.

Watson has 12 career PGA Tour wins, including Masters triumphs in 2012 and ’14 and World Golf Championship titles at HSBC Champions in 2014 and Match Play in 2018. He has led Team USA to four Ryder Cups (2010, ’12 , ’14, ’18) and two Presidents Cups (2011, ’15).

More recently, Watson has fallen to 86th in the world. His best individual result on the PGA Tour this season is a T-14 at the Waste Management Open. He also teamed with Harold Varner III to finish T-4 at the Zurich Classic.

According to multiple reports, Watson will serve as one of the captains of LIV’s four-man team when he begins playing on the tour.

Charles Howell III, Paul Casey and Henrik Stenson – players who, like Watson, are in their forties – will make their LIV debuts at Bedminster this week alongside 37-year-old Jason Kokrak. Stenson was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy after moving to LIV, which has come under scrutiny for being funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

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Emma Bowman

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