Bubba Watson Resigns From PGA Tour

The two-time Masters champion has given up his PGA Tour membership after joining LIV Golf

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Bubba Watson has resigned his PGA Tour membership following his move to LIV Golf.

The two-time Masters champion was still in the FedEx Cup standings due to the fact that he hadn't made his LIV debut yet but he revealed he had resigned on Twitter, saying he will be removed from the rankings after Sunday. It means he'll avoid any PGA Tour suspensions and joins a number of other LIV players to resign their memberships including Dustin Johnson, Kevin Na, Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen.

It may have come after being pressured by popular account Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1), which called for him to resign in order to allow others opportunities.

"Dear @bubbawatson, I respect your reasons for signing with LIV, and I also know you understand players chasing the Tour as you played mini-tours for years before making it," Monday Q Info wrote to Watson. "If you resign your Tour membership 4 players will earn a spot in KFT finals. I hope you consider it."

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The American was announced as a new signing for the Saudi-backed series last month, where it was confirmed that he would be a non-playing team captain at the next event on the LIV Golf schedule in Boston next month. It hasn't been confirmed as to which of the 12 LIV Golf teams he will be captaining.

Watson hasn't teed it up since May's PGA Championship having been sidelined with a knee injury and will play in the LIV Golf Invitational Series this year or in next year's LIV Golf League when he is fit to play.

He signed a deal reported to be in the region of $50 million.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five 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 off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV