Masters' Champ Bubba Watson Still Wears $500,000 Watch Because He Is Awesome

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 10, 2013

Photo Credit: USA Today
Photo Credit: USA Today

Bubba Watson is a simple man who enjoys the simple pleasures in life. Well, except for his watch, because that thing is ridiculous. 

USA Today reports that Watson is still wearing his Swiss Richard Mille watch he wore last year when he won the Masters:

Defending champion Bubba Watson needs to step up his wristwatch game.

Sure, the 2012 Masters champion still has a cool half-million sitting on his wrist, thanks to a deal with Swiss luxury watchmaker Richard Mille. That's the same type of $525,000 watch he wore en route to the green jacket last April.

We will assume that the defending champ goes with the half-million dollar good luck charm when he tees off this week. 

For those uninitiated, Hodinkee had a nice breakdown of the expensive timepiece the 34-year-old wore as he put on his green jacket last year:

Bubba Waston won his first major golf tournament yesterday, and he did so wearing a watch.  Not just any watch, but a Richard Mille RM038 tourbillon built expressly for him.


The RM038 is made of magnesium alloy and features a manually wound tourbillon designed to counter-act the G forces that are common with a golfer's swing.  It is this that allows Bubba to wear the watch on the course.

Somehow, those fancy new gloves and sunglasses I bought for the course don't seem so special anymore. 

Forbes reminds us that Rafael Nadal wears a similar watch, only he upgraded his recently. The tennis star now rocks a $690,000 timepiece. The answer of who actually wears watches anymore seems to be world-class athletes.  

The Masters will open Thursday, and one of the most vibrant stars at Augusta will no doubt be the man who began sobbing from the mere mention of his win last year: Watson. 

Pay attention to the left-handed superstar for any length of time, and you are going to come across an amazing story. 

Take, for example, his golf cart that is far more vehicle than you mere mortals can handle. 

There is also his famed escape from the trees at Augusta that still amazes, no matter how many times you watch it. 

If that weren't enough, the maestro proved he can even hit right-handed clubs better than most right-handed golfers. 

Watson will head out and defend his Masters title, not that it matters. With a watch that costs as much as most houses, the man has already won. 

I'd like to remind you he hasn't had one formal lesson either. The world belongs to Watson, and I am just fine with that. 

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