Bubba Watson Signs Lifetime Contract With Ping
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has signed a lifetime contract with Ping, the company announced on Thursday.
The deal comes on Watson’s 42nd birthday.
“I’ve been playing Ping equipment since I was a kid. I love the company and truly believe Ping is committed to making the best equipment. I can’t thank the Solheim family enough for their support during my career. Ping and the Solheim family have played a huge role in my golf career and my life. I’m very grateful they’ve put their faith in me to represent them for the rest of my career,” said Watson in a statement.
Terms of the deal have not yet been released. However, the deal extends past Watson’s expected PGA Tour career.
“We understand it is unique in the sports endorsement world, but so is Bubba. He’s done a lot for Ping over his amazing career and we felt the time was right to make this commitment to him. His skill level and creativity on the golf course have defined his career, but his generosity and compassion are what make him a great fit for Ping. He’s like family to us and we’re very happy he’ll be with us for the rest of his golf career,” said John K. Solheim, president of Ping.
Watson has won 12 PGA Tour wins and the two Masters.
Next week, he will seek his third Masters victory.