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WATSON The PGA TOUR’s favorite fun-loving lefty continues to soar as a golfer and we’re not talking about Bubba’s new BW-Air jetpack that can reportedly fly at speeds of 46 miles per hour and altitudes of 3,000 feet. While some might scoff at the notion of this new golf gimmick, they’re not laughing at Watson’s game. The two-time Masters winner and defending Hero World Challenge champion had three top-10 finishes in the 2015-16 season, including the Genesis Open in February. To top it off, Watson represented the United States with great pride at the 2016 Olympic Games, finishing tied for eighth in the 60-man field. As for Watson’s high-flying golf game, the new 200-horsepower “BWAir” is golf’s first flying golf cart jetpack, which Watson passionately promoted and launched prior to the Olympics. “Golf is always looking to speed up play and that’s what the jetpack’s going to do,” he added. “The jetpack’s going to make the game faster and more fun.” And most importantly, Watson says, the ability to gain a different perspective on how to play the course as you soar above the layout to your next shot. “It’s almost an unfair advantage,” Watson says with a smile. “This is a game-changer.” So from hovercrafts to jetpacks (remember Watson’s space-ship-looking “BW1” Hover Cart concept), leave it up to the always-creative Watson to try and find one more way to master the game.
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