Bubba Watson Ends Deal With Volvik

Watson is going back to using Titleist golf balls

Bubba Watson Ends Deal With Volvik
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The American has said his deal with Volvik "is done" and he will now go back to playing Titleist golf balls

Bubba Watson Ends Deal With Volvik

Less than 12 months after signing a multi year deal with coloured golf ball company Volvik, Bubba Watson has revealed their deal "is done".

The two-time Masters champion told media before this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas that he is going back to playing a Titleist ball.

“I do not have a ball deal as we sit here today,” he said.

“So I can play with whatever ball I want to.

“My deal was up, and so I’m ball-free.”

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In January Volvik said they said that Bubba had signed “a multi-year deal to play and endorse the company’s line of extreme performance golf balls.”

Watson had previously played a Titleist Pro V1x and will likely go back to that ball.

“I’m just going to go back to what I grew up with,” he said.

bubba watson ends deal with volvik

Watson has played a range of different coloured Volvik balls this year

The 38-year-old reportedly signed a $1m deal with Volvik to play their balls this year, but has had a very poor 2017 by his standards.

He's seen his tournament winnings drop to $1.2m, from $3.5m in 2016 and $6.9m in 2015.

His world ranking has dropped down from 10th to 63rd.

The nine-time PGA Tour winner initially said this year, “I took five balls out and hit all kinds of shots. “Teddy [caddie Ted Scott] bought some and tested them as well. And we couldn’t come up with anything wrong with them.

"Then it comes down to the fun factor—how could you not want a coloured ball when you have a coloured driver.”

Watson tees it up at the Shriners this week in Las Vegas for his first appearance since the Dell Technologies Championship in early September.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x