It was only a matter of time before newly crowned Masters champion Bubba Watson threatened to motor his beloved General Lee down Magnolia Lane, and, well, that time is upon us:
“I don’t know how much they would love it but I would love to,” Watson said in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. “When you have the General Lee, you drive the General Lee.”
“He’s bought more cars in the last five years than anybody I’ve ever represented,” Beck said in an interview. “Having a car-company sponsorship, that would be very easy for him.”
Beck said he’s fielded inquiries from “all over the spectrum” since Watson won. He said he is focused on servicing Watson’s current sponsors and then finding an appropriate fit for future endorsements, which won’t happen this week.
Sorry to all that are offended by my car "General Lee 1" but car is #Awesomelockerz.com/s/200962031 — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 13, 2012Indian golfer dreams of Olympic glory in two sports golf and shooting
Near-miss at the Masters just makes Oosty hungrier
While his father's tutelage has obviously helped him become a competitive shot, the Indian said the similarities between his two sports have made the transition easier.
"I just think it is so close to golf because you need so much focus and concentration to be able to place that bullet 300 yards into a nine inch gap to get 10 points.
"There was a lot of stress in (shooting) competition but I have done that all my life. I have handled stress and competition pressure in golf so it is easier for me to handle in shooting especially if it is to do with mental stress and pressure so it is very similar."
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Oosthuizen, shattered by his journey and disappointment, admitted that he was still coming to grips with the Masters defeat, but said he was now more determined than ever to win the green jacket.
“You’ll always be disappointed, especially losing in any major. If it was a normal tournament you’d probably be over it much quicker,” Oosthuizen told AFP in an interview.
“But being a major and being the Masters, it’s something you dream about as a kid getting the green jacket. But to me it gives me more drive to go out there and win it. It definitely just makes me want the jacket more.”
On my way to the airport. Just saw the scariest thing. A guy. On a motorcycle. Texting. This crazy world.
— Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) April 12, 2012