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Bubba Watson loves pink, looks good in a green jacket

Apr 10th, 2012

Bubba Watson's thrilling win at the Masters golf championship Sunday drew attention to more than his game. But his pink driver and pink-trimmed clothes aren't what you probably think they are -- endorsement of the pink-ribbon-themed breast cancer awareness campaign.


Watson wears pink because he likes the color. But he also uses his pastel gear and garb to raise money for charity. He holds a partnership with PING, who makes his customized, matte-pink finished PING G20 driver and pink True Temper Grafalloy Bi-Matrix shaft, to promote the "Bubba and Friends Drive to a Million" fundraiser. Each time Watson launches a drive more than 300 feet, PING will donate $300 to the charity (up to 300 drives). His 2012 goal is to raise $1 million


Watson's website also encourages donations, which will support a variety of charities.


"In order to succeed, I know that I will not only have to play well, but first and foremost, I will have to rely on my friends in order to achieve our goal," he said.


Long drives aren't Watson's only vehicle for performing good deeds. He has teamed up with Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan to form an exclusive PGA boy's band. The "Golf Boys," sponsored by Farmers Insurance, which will donate $1,000 for every 100,000 views of the "Golf Boys" video. Proceeds will benefit both Farmers and Ben Crane charity initiatives. Available on iTunes.