Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:52 PM
ryan moore owned a part of scratch too, 2 years later, look how that turned out.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:18 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:59 PM
bubba to oakley is correct. no more TM for him.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:15 PM
He has a royalty deal, not ownership.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:17 PM
Really? I always thought of Bubba as a southern frat boy from UGA not a too cool for school surfer dude from LA. To me Bubba is the anti-travis. I always thought it was an awkward sponsorship.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:20 AM
Bubba is pretty hyper-sensitive and plays with a lot of heart and soul. Even surf culture is 99% about soul these days. I thought he was a great TM ambassador.
Alas, this is the season of cashing in.
Even though Boo and Bubba are practically from the city, no one is confusing those two. Boo is the farthest thing from a SEC college frat boy, just as Bubba is the farthest thing from a hunting woodsman. Bubba might be closer to a hunting woodsman than a surfer though.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:43 AM
I heard whoever is sponsored by TM owns a piece of them. I guess that's how they play their players
Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:44 PM
While Oakley has made some nice clothes their players never seem to wear it well and I don't see Bubba breaking that trend.
He needs to stop buttoning his shirt all the way to the top.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:38 PM
I'm willing to bet there is more Oakley gear in golf than Puma.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:05 PM
I agree. IMO it was a strange match. Plus the whole top button being buttoned thing was odd fit also.