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Ryder Cup 2016: Bubba Watson to join the American team as the final vice captain

Bubba Watson’s wish was granted ahead of the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Watson said last week at the Tour Championship he wanted to be part of the team no matter what.

Bubba Watson expressed his disappointment when Ryan Moore was selected for the final United States captain’s pick, but on Monday, Watson was named a vice captain for the U.S team by captain Davis Love III.

“We all want to be a part of the team,” said Watson. “Like I said in an interview yesterday, I want to be a part of the team. I sent him a text that said, ‘Can I be assistant captain if you don’t pick me?’ So I put it out there. I want to be a part of the team no matter what. There’s going to be one year, hopefully before I pass away, that we actually win, and I want to be a part of it.”

The 37-year-old Watson is a three-time Ryder Cup veteran (2010, ’12, and ’14) that played for Love during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah, finishing 2-2-0.

This is Watson’s first time as a Vice Captain. The two-time Masters Champion joins fellow United States Vice Captains Jim Furyk, Tom Lehman, Steve Stricker and Tiger Woods, each of whom was appointed by Love last year.

Ryder Cup 2016 will take place from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Bubba’s Hover – a project by Bubba Watson and Oakley.

Golf carts haven’t changed much over the years. They look and feel the same. What if there was a way to improve the traditional golf cart concept and take away some of the limitations? That is what Bubba Watson and Oakley set out to do. They created the world’s first hovercraft golf cart. Using hovercraft technology, the BW1 is able to glide over any terrain, including grass, sand, and water.

These hovercraft feature a 65-horsepower engine capable of reaching speeds up to 50 mph, side-by-side seating for up to four passengers, a lift-up roof, room for two golf bags and sand bottles.

The Golf Cart Hovercraft, the BW1, YouTube video has earned more than 9 million views.

Witness the beauty right below:

Team USA for RIO 2016

When golf marks its return to the Olympics after a 112-year long wait, the United States will send an impressive foursome of men’s talent onto the course at the Reserva de Marapendi in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca zone. All four are among the top eight in the Olympic golf rankings, putting Team USA in contention for multiple medals in Rio.

Bubba Watson (No. 6 in the world, No. 1 in Olympic rankings), Rickie Fowler (No. 7 – world, No. 3 – Olympic), Patrick Reed (No. 14 – world, No. 7 – Olympic) and Matt Kuchar (No. 17 – world, No. 8 – Olympic) will comprise the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Golf Team.

Bubba Watson.

Bubba Watson.
Bubba Watson.

Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr, a left-handed golfer is a multiple major champion, having won the Masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014. In February 2015, Watson reached a career-high 2nd place in the Official World Golf Ranking. His presence at the Olympics can break the ‘Olympic medal’ dream of many.

Rickie Fowler.

Rickie Fowler.
Rickie Fowler.

Rick Yutaka Fowler was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 37 weeks in 2007 and 2008. On January 24, 2016, he reached a career-high fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking. Fowler too will represent America at this year Olympics.

Patrick Reed.

Patrick Reed.
Patrick Reed.

Patrick Nathaniel Reed is most notable for his victory in the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship. Patrick is the 3rd member of the American crew.

Matt Kuchar.
Matt Kuchar.

Matthew Gregory Kuchar won the 1997 U.S. Amateur championship, then received the Haskins Award in 1998, recognising him as the nation’s top collegiate golfer. Kuchar concludes the American team.

Team USA will be the only country with four men’s golfers in Rio.