Bubba Watson loves pink, so why not play a pink golf ball? That is reportedly set to happen in 2017, as multiple reports claim the two-time Masters winner will play Volvik colored golf balls.
Right now, Watson uses Titleist’s Pro V1x, and he’s used it in both of his major wins. He’s particular about his equipment, including making subtle changes. So, this would not only be a big change for him cosmetically but switching to Volvik golf balls would mean a change in the performance he experiences today. Seemingly, it would be important for Watson to be able to work his ball with confidence. After all, he’s not much of a fan of a boring straight ball. It would take time for Watson to adjust, though that’s certainly not beyond his ability.
The reports claiming Watson’s imminent move to Volvik are varied, one coming from JoongAng Daily in South Korea and another from No Laying Up. Watson’s agent, Jens Beck, denied the South Korean report though it quoted Volvik USA president Shin Dong-hwan saying that Watson suggested using a pink golf ball for the final round of tournaments and perhaps a green ball at the Masters. JoongAng Daily reported the five-year deal would land Watson $6 million, as well stock options and a signing bonus.
A Volvik spokesperson told Golf Digest, “I can’t confirm or comment at this point…There is nothing official to discuss at the moment.”
That moment could come Jan. 1, 2017. Until then, for as much as we know, Watson is still playing a white golf ball.