‘Looks Like Some Sh*t Out of 1999’: Golf World Reacts to Bubba Watson’s Latest Air Jordan Kicks

Published 05/18/2022, 8:30 PM EDT
Jun 4, 2021; Dublin, Ohio, USA; Bubba Watson waiting to hit his tee shot on the 5th hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament golf tourney. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Watson is among the fashionable professionals teeing up at the 2022 PGA Championship this week. Currently, the two-time major championship winner is in the limelight, but not for his golf game. He is in the spotlight for the incredible apparel he donned during his practice round yesterday.

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The American professional is famous for hitting huge bombs off the tee and for wearing colorful apparel. In fact, Bubba even has a pink-colored driver. The two-time Masters champion caught the attention of every golf fan at Southern Hills Country Club during his practice session on Tuesday.

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Watson wore the amazing Nike Jordan XII G Golf Shoes. The all-white golf shoes have a black sole with a touch of blue and white. However, the shoe seems to match a shade present of the PGA Tour professional’s driver.

Apr 23, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Bubba Watson putts on the 9th green during the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Being an Air Jordan edition golf shoe, it has Jordan’s usual number, 23, written on the back with the Jumpman logo. As a result, it makes the shoes even more special and fashionable. Not to mention, given Bubba’s charm and the ability to carry them, the fabulous golf shoes suited the 43-year-old professional well.

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However, this is not the only time Bubba is seen showing off his Nike Air Jordan kicks on the golf course. The Florida native has been wearing the Jordan golf shoes on the PGA Tour since 2021. Earlier, he wore the Nike Air Jordan 4 golf shoes, which had an all-white top, and the sole or the bottom part of the shoes were green.

The golf world has mixed reactions to Bubba Watson’s new kicks

As soon as the pictures of Watson’s golf shoes hit the internet, golf Twitter was up in a frenzy. Fans from all over the globe started to react to the Tour professional’s shoes. Notably, the majority of the fans were not impressed with the Jordan-inspired golf shoes.

At the same time, a few of Bubba’s fans appreciated his kicks for his practice round and portrayed the same through their reactions.

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How did Bubba Watson play at the 2022 Masters?

Watson did not have a great run at the Augusta National Golf Club in 2022. He ended the first major championship event of the season with an overall score of seven over par. As a result, Bubba finished in tied 39th position on Sunday.

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Moreover, he carded a final round of one-under-par, 71 to finish just within the top 40 on the leaderboard. His final round of 71 included one birdie and one bogey on the opening nine holes. Hence, the 43-year-old moved out in even-par, 36. He made four birdies, one double-bogey, and a single bogey on the back nine to wrap up his 2022 Master’s campaign.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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