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Bubba Watson to use Volvik golf balls after signing a contract with the South Korean company on New Year's Day
Bubba Watson To Use Volvik Golf Balls
Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson will play Volvik golf balls starting this week at Kapalua for the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
Bubba, who plays with a pink PING G driver, has said he will play Volvik balls in both white and pink after announcing that he had signed a contract with the South Korean company on New Year's Day.
The world number 10 will use the Volvik White Colour S4 which only retails in white, but has been provided with pink ones that conform to USGA standards. He will also wear the company's logo on his sleeve.
Watson liked the look of the Volvik balls after watching the World Long Drive Championship where they were in use, he then began testing after the WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
He told Golf Digest, “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.”
"The companies I want to be with are the ones that let me have some influence and be part of the decision-making.”
He also said that he asked Volvik about making multi-coloured and camouflaged golf balls, and that his favourite colour is the lime green option.
Then asked about whether he'd use white or pink balls at the Tournament of Champions, he said “I might just rotate them. White one day, pink the next.”
Watson is playing the Tournament of Champions this week after winning the Northern Trust Open at Riviera in February.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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