Bubba Watson likes to flex his bank-account muscle from time to time. The two-time Masters champion likes his toys, and he goes out and buys them, including the General Lee from "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Now the two-time Masters champion has bought a piece of a minor-league baseball team. Watson tweeted Monday he's now a minority owner in the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, which is part of the Cincinnati Reds' farm system.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) January 19, 2015
After each of his Masters wins, Watson, who grew up just northeast of Pensacola in Bagdad, Fla., threw out the first pitch at a Blue Wahoos game. He's also taken batting practice with the team.
The team is relatively young, entering its fourth season.
"Ever since I went to my first Blue Wahoos game I have been a big fan of the team," Watson said in a news release, according to AL.com. "I love the atmosphere, it's such a great place to go with friends and family. I wish Pensacola had a team like this when I was growing up."
Watson certainly won't be at every game; he's got a day job. However, when he does go to games, he'll see his name all over the stadium. The team will start selling a sandwich called the Bubba Dub Grilled Cheese, which is a double-decker grilled cheese sandwich with hash browns inside of it. In addition, the restaurant and bar behind home plate will be renamed Bubba's Sand Trap.
If he wins a third Masters, maybe they'll name the stadium after him. We're kidding. We think.