‘We Do Love Them’ – Bubba Watson Delivers a Passionate Speech About His Support for Women’s Golf

Published 09/04/2021, 3:11 PM EDT
Jun 27, 2021; Cromwell, Connecticut, USA; Bubba Watson plays his shot on the third hole during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports


Women’s golf is currently witnessing the marvel that is the Solheim Cup 2021. Being held at the Inverness Golf Club in Ohio, loyal fans have gathered in numbers to support Team USA, who have previously won the event six times. Team Europe, however, are the defending champions. Bubba Watson was amongst those present at the course to support the entire team, including Nelly Korda, – with whom he has formed a strong connection.

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While talking to the media during the event, he spoke about how he is supporting them, along with some advice he has for the rookies at the tournaments. Watson specifically highlighted Nelly Korda, stating what an amazing player she has been. Even while he spoke, the crowd cheered, cutting his words short for a time.

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What does Bubba Watson have to say about the Solheim Cup 2021?

From his words, Watson just seemed happy about supporting everyone at the event, wanting to show that they do indeed care. “We do love them. It’s just like the NBA and the WNBA – we’re here to support them and try to grow the game. It’s 50% ladies, right? So we’re trying to grow the game of golf. That means grow the ladies’ game”.

He added that he is there just to give some added support to the team, highlighting his bond with Nelly Korda. “She had a connection this year when she talked about my speech of US opener my interview with US Open. And so we reached out and tried to help her and just tried to encourage her as best I can”.

“It’s fun been fun to watch”. Korda and Watson met for the first time at the Solheim Cup, the latter referring to her and the team as ‘awesome’.

He even gave some advice, wanting rookies to enjoy and smile. As per Watson, the smiles pave the way, giving everyone the energy needed to go forward. “Even if you’re losing, you start smiling and enjoying the game and watching all these people cheer. It should push you forward, and you got to dig deep”. If one does not get that moment, they have to come back the next day and try again.

Golf – AIG Women’s Open – Carnoustie, Scotland, Britain – August 20, 2021 Nelly Korda of the U.S. in action during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Bubba Watson also spoke about Korda again, as she is World No. 1, advising her to enjoy the moment and keep fighting. “I mean she’s number one in the world. So, if I was telling Nelly I would just tell her to dig deep, that’s what she’s done before”.

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Here’s a look at Team USA’s roster for the upcoming cup to be held at Inverness Club in Ohio.

Who all are on Team USA’s Solheim Cup roster?

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  • Nelly Korda
  • Danielle Kang
  • Lexi Thompson
  • Lizette Salas
  • Jess Korda
  • Ally Ewing
  • Austin Ernst
  • Jennifer Kupcho
  • Yealimi Noh
  • Megan Khang
  • Brittany Altomare
  • Mina Harigae

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