Facts of Bubba Watson
|Full Name||Bubba Watson|
|Birth Name||Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr.|
|Birth City||Bagdad, Florida|
|Spouse||Angela "Angie" Watson|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||University of Georgia|
|Date of Birth||November 5,1978|
Bubba Watson is an incredibly talented golfer who has won multiple championships and is an icon on the PGA Tour. He is known for his long drive stats that have been the world’s best at many points in his career.
Watson is a left-handed golfer and has become one of the most popular golfers in the world. In fact, he has also won multiple championships and has won a lot in prize money. He took home more than $1 million in 2006 when he was a rookie.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Bubba Watson?
Bubba Watson has a net worth of $30 million as of May 2020. He made this net worth from his very high salary as a golfer.
He turned professional in 2002 and has since made himself one of the best-known golfers in the world.
Earnings From The PGA Tour Prize Money
As a golfer, Watson has earned a huge salary, his earnings skyrocketed after he joined the PGA tour. Before joining the PGA tour, his highest salary was $202,437 (in 2005 Web.com Tour).
His earnings from the first year in the PGA Tour in 2016, was $1,019,000. Here is a list of his earnings over the years.
|Year (Tour Start)||Earnings||Source/Tour|
Bought And Later Sold Tiger Woods’ Former Home
Bubba Watson once bought a house in Florida, the extravagant lakefront mansion spread on 8,000 square feet, he paid a reported $2.2 million for the property in 2013.
The two-story home which has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, room, home theater, pool, spa, and private dock, was formerly owned by Tiger Woods.
Later, Watson listed the home for $5.6 million in 2015 & saw a slice on the asking price to $4.975 million. According to the LA Times, the property sold for $4.2 million in 2016.
Sold Another Lake Property In North Carolina
The golfer also had a gated 5,000-square foot property in North Carolina, which he bought in 2009 for around $1.1 million. He listed the property for $1.45 million in 2012.
The estate has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two indoor kitchens along with a detached car garage.
Watson Bought The General Lee
Dukes of Hazard fans may be familiar with Watson buying the “General Lee", a 1969 Dodge Charge that was the central showpiece of the series.
He bought the car for $110,000 but painted over the confederate flag at the 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
Did you know? Golfer Paul Casey is an avid lover of sports cars & preferably drives Porsche.
The golfer has done a lot of charity, in fact, he has a foundation named Bubba Watson Foundation. He and his wife established the foundation in January of 2014. The foundation helps children and military personnel with the different struggles they face.
He also donated $200,000 to Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The organization is the beneficiary is of the Travelers Championship. He has worked with other organizations like Birdies for the Brave, the Green Beret Foundation and The First Tee of Northwest Florida.
Watson is famous for his charitable nature and raised over $1.3 million for charities in just 2013. Similarly, he also donated $100,000 to the Bruce Edwards Foundation Benefit Dinner following the Travelers Championship.
Bubba Watson was born Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson Jr. on November 5, 1978, in Bagdad, Florida, USA. He went to Milton High School and later joined Faulkner State Community College.
He then transferred to the University of Georgia. He played golf throughout his academic career.
Watson is married to Angela "Angie" Watson as of May 2020. They got married in September 2004 and do not have any biological children but adopted son Caleb and daughter Dakota later on.