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Check out the car Bubba Watson is auctioning off for Birdies for the Brave

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Reigning Masters champ, Bubba Watson is making headlines not for a temper tantrum or music video, but rather for a good deed: He’s auctioning off his 1939 Cadillac LaSalle C-Hawk Custom Roadster during the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction with the proceeds to benefit Birdies for the Brave.

Here’s a link to the auction listing, and a shot of the sleek C-Hawk below.

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Watson’s car is slated to be on the block Friday, Jan. 16, at 5 p.m and he’s expected to be in attendance to watch the bidding.

As mentioned, he’ll donate the proceeds of the sale to Birdies for the Brave.

Watson’s father was a Green Beret during the Vietnam War. As the golfer said in a statement, “It’s an honor to support the Green Beret Foundation and Birdies for the Brave, who do so much to give back to members of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.”

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Here’s a bit more about the charity Watson’s auction benefits:

Birdies for the Brave was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-injured troops. The PGA TOUR subsequently adopted Birdies for the Brave and expanded it to include a variety of military outreach and appreciation activities during TOUR events, as well as a series of Birdies for the Brave fundraising events at TPCs and partner clubs nationwide – an effort that has raised more than $13 million for military homefront charities that directly serve wounded warriors and military families.

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  1. Nick

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:36 am

    ??????????????????????????????

  2. phil

    Jan 13, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I think it’s interesting how most of us here are so supporting to these guys. Guys are supportive of Phil’s complaint of taxes etc. These guys are not individuals but corporations that handle their money
    and advise them how to distribute their money in the most advantage way to avoid TAXES. If you think these guys are really philanthropic then you are failing to realize the difference between us “golfers”. I give my stuff to Goodwill. How about you ?

    • Nice

      Jan 15, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Exactly. It’s not what you do when people are looking its what you do when they aren’t. I know a lot of good is done behind the scenes but of course Blubba’s so called gift to charity is front and center.

  3. Curtis

    Jan 10, 2015 at 11:58 am

    What a gift to a great cause. You the man BUBBA.

  4. Really?

    Jan 10, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Way to go guys. Good job turning a great gesture into a hate filled series of comments. Bubba is helping a great cause to support the men and women that serve and protect this country. When was the last time you donated 6 figures in a year to a charity? Stop looking at a few incidents that Bubba has had, have you ever got upset on a golf course? Ya, thought so. Just Google “Bubba Watson Charity” and tell me the last time you have done that much for charity. Calm down guys. Plus it is a sweet car.

    • Yup

      Jan 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      I applaud his gesture but I question his sincerity. My home course hosted a tour event two years ago and after a practice round I witnessed something that summed up my suspicions. I watched Bubba just absolutely undress a waiter that got his lunch order wrong in front of about fifty people in our grill room. He’s a verifiable DB and I would bet my house on the fact that he wouldn’t give that amount to charity if he weren’t getting a hefty tax savings.

  5. Bruce

    Jan 10, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Note from Bubba’s CPA: Hay Bub if you are going to keep winning tournaments your gonna have to start dumping some stuff for charity. Something high dollar you’ll never use. Auction should bring in more than book value.

  6. Bobsyouruncle

    Jan 9, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Nothing more than his marketing team hard at work to revamp his image after a series of d**chebag incidents this past year that went viral.

  7. JOEL GOODMAN

    Jan 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    WHY DO THESE NOTHING EVER ACCOMPLISHED JERKS FEEL THE NEED TO SLAM A NICE GUY THAT HAS DONE WELL AND SHARES HIS SUCCESS?

  8. sixty7

    Jan 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Bubba is annoying but at least he’s doing something worthwhile for once.

  9. FES

    Jan 9, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Nobody likes bubba!

    • Golfraven

      Jan 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Tell this to that guy who tattooed Bubba on his leg – with driver, think it was the G20.

  10. Jafar

    Jan 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Cars were beautiful pieces of art back then. They just look like eggs now.

  11. JEFF

    Jan 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Oh look at me look at me, I am rich….. what a dosh!

    • Mike

      Jan 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Exactly what is a “dosh” Jeff? Are you going to pony up and make a substantial donation?

  12. Jay

    Jan 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Wow. Beautiful car. Throw in Holly Saunders in the passenger seat and I’m in!

    • Larry pheltersnatch

      Jan 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Hussy sonders has possibly more body work than that car

  13. Tom Bowles

    Jan 9, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Dang, just as I was about to believe the chorus that Bubba is all evil and stuff, he goes and helps the troops. I’m so confused now…

    • Dpavs

      Jan 9, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      I don’t think anyone said he was a total dou***, he has great moments of generosity and has shown a charitable spirit. He probably does a lot of stuff right. I think the big turn off is he tends to come off as an overbearing ego maniac and that is what turns people off. If his team wants to improve his image… a great big slice of humble pie might help.

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Keegan Bradley Puts Srixon Z-Forged Blades in the bag

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This week at the BMW Championship, Srixon staff member Keegan Bradley switched irons from the cult classic Z745 to the company’s current Z-Forged blade irons.

For most players, an iron change is not something you would do during the playoffs, but when talking to the team at Srixon, Keegan had been trying to replace his set for a little while. The Z745s were getting on in years and with recent swing changes, he was also looking for more consistent numbers and distance control. That’s an impressive request from one of the top-50 ballstrikers on tour

Let’s take a quick look at his stats

  • 12th in Proximity to Hole with an average distance of 34.2″
  • 16th in Strokes Gained Approach with .642
  • 38th in Greens in Regulation at 68.45%

His new Z-Forged Iron setup is 4-PW with Nippon Tour 120 X shafts.

Although Keegan started the BMW Championship in 66th place in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, he still has a chance of making it to the Tour Championship with a solid weekend in Chicago.

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10 interesting photos from the 2019 BMW Championship

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GolfWRX has an assortment of photos from the 2019 BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois, including in-hand photos of equipment, shots from the range, and WITB looks at the likes of Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and more.

Here are a few of the most interesting shots from Medinah.

Not familiar with “The Johnny Appleseed of American Golf?” Acquaint yourself!

On the first tee at the BMW Championship…a BMW

The Phil Mickelson calf game is strong, per usual

An in-hand look at the new Scotty Cameron Teryllium TNP 2 (more here)

A Bettinardi tour putter cover

It takes a village…

The flatstick that rolled in the winning put at the first FEC playoff event…

Fairway Jesus with the Nike high socks and Roshe combo 

Rory McIlroy’s TaylorMade Spider putter cover feature a spider holding a championship belt, of course…

Phil Mickelson’s 64-degree PM Grind 2.0 wedge 

All our photos from the 2019 BMW Championship

General galleries 

WITBs

 

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Tiger Woods opts for lead tape on his Newport 2 rather than a heavier putter: Here’s why it makes sense

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After days of speculation about which putter Tiger Woods might end up with an attempt to tame the greens at Royal Portrush, we now officially know he settled on his old faithful GSS Scotty Cameron but with a twist—some added lead tape.

The whole reason the speculation was in high gear early in the week was because of Tiger was spotted with a new custom Scotty that had the Studio Select weights in the sole to increase head weight to help with slow greens, something Tiger has talked about in the past—especially when it comes to the greens at The Open Championship.

We can even look back a few years ago when Tiger finally put a Nike putter in play, the original Method (those were nice putters) and talked about both the increased head weight and the grooves on the face to help get the ball rolling on slower greens.

The decision to stick with the old faithful with added lead tape goes beyond just a comfort level, even if the two putters look the same at address, it’s about feel and MOI around the axis.

Let me explain. Sure the putter heads weight the same, but depending on where the mass is located it will change the MOI. The putter with the Select weights vs. lead tape in the middle will have a higher MOI because there is more weight on the perimeter of the head—it’s like a blade vs. cavity back iron. Sure, two 7-irons can weigh the same but the performance will vary significantly.

For a player with such deft feel like Tiger Woods, any change like that can could cause doubt. Tweaking an already great putting stroke and on the eve of the last major of the year is not really something you want to do, which is why it isn’t surprising he stuck with his legendary Newport 2.

Lead tape in the middle allows Tiger to increase the head weight with very little change to the natural rate of rotation for hit putter and hopefully manage the slower Portrush greens better.

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