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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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The coolest wedge stampings on the PGA Tour (RSM Classic Edition)

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Wedge stampings are the eye-popping garnish on the glorious plates of golf equipment. Maybe this isn’t exactly the right metaphor, because, well, the parsley (wedge stamp) isn’t as mouth-water as the Wagyu (wedge), but you get the point…right?

Anyway, let’s look at some wedges from the RSM Classic a couple of weeks ago and see what stampings and paintfills the pros were showcasing at Sea Island.

You may not know Anthony Cordes, but surely you’ll want to add him to your shortlist of players to passionately root for after seeing this Wedding Crashers-inspired wedge.

Bo Van Pelt is a fairly cool dude. That usually happens if your name is “Bo”—the nomenclature brings with it a certain je ne sais quoi. When you’ve got initials that sound great together—BVP—you don’t need to add any unnecessary elements to the recipe.

We’ll assume Anastissia and Victoria are Brendan Steele’s daughters, and not that he has an appreciation for royalty of antiquity. Cool stamping with the pink-filled dots.

Look past David Hearn gaming 2011 TaylorMade TP MC irons to the lead tape and stamping on his SM4 (!) wedges. The Canadian knows what he likes!

Similar to the proposition raised in the Bo Van Pelt section: “Hank” is a fairly cool name. If you’re referred to as such, get it stamped on your wedge and call it a day.

Jhonattan Vegas’ Mizuno irons always feature tidy “JV” stamping, and he’s extended the treatment to his prototype Artisan wedges, which are peeking out below.

Also on the Mizuno front, Lucas Glover has his JPX 919 irons stamped with his initials (no paintfill—nastiness), but his 52-degree wedge feature the loft it is bent to (54 degrees)—a classic stamping.

Michael Gligic was the only “MG” in the RSM Classic field, so we’re assuming these are his wedges. They could, however, be stamped with someone with a real affinity for the model.

See more photos from the RSM Classic here. 

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Coming the week after the Masters, plenty of players from the tournament in Augusta are making their way 3.5 hours South to the Davis Love III-hosted event.

We have six general galleries of photos for you to check out as well as new shafts from UST Mamiya and a welcome resurrection of two decade-old White Hot putter models.

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GolfWRX is live from the Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course, where players who, well, like to play before majors are playing (including Mav McNealy with some vintage Nike blades in the featured image).

The likes of Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson will be making their final tune-ups before next week’s test at Augusta National.

On the subject of tuning, players who will be competing at ANGC are getting their bags dialed and those who won’t are free to experiment as they start to consider their 2021 artillery.

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