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Bubba Watson wants to be mayor


Bubba Watson

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has revealed his dream job outside of golf…to become mayor.

Watson is a Florida native and has a number of businesses in his home town, including a baseball team called the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, a newly-opened sweet shop, and a car dealership.

“I moved back in the city limits of Pensacola (Florida) so one day I can run for mayor," he said.

"To be back home ... my mom works in the candy shop. The excitement around these businesses, the city of Pensacola realises I love them.

“They brought me everything I have now. They took time to sponsor sporting events that I participated in. That's the same thing I'm doing. I'm trying to help the community grow."

He added: "It's funny, I say to my friends, I say to my wife, to my manager, to my team that if you say 'Bubba Watson the golfer,' then you're limiting who I am, who I want to be and who I think I am.

"These other businesses are fun. Golf is fun. The golf is great. But there are other things I want to do. I have other dreams. Golf made it possible. Luckily for me, haven't had bank loans. I'm able to pay cash for these things."

But what would Bubba stand for?

"The first thing you do is some form of education," he said. "We talk inner city. It's where the most growth can happen, no matter what background you are. But it all starts with education.”

Bubba will be playing his next game at the World Hero Challenge in a week’s time, where he is the defending champion.



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