Bubba Watson has a hovercraft golf cart. It is wonderful. (video)

April 2, 2013

“You’re welcome, America.” (Scott Miller / Reuters)

Bubba Watson, Masters champion, General Lee owner, Golf Boy, Hovercraft pioneer.

In the greatest invention since Arnold Palmer created the Arnold Palmer, Watson and Oakley are backing a hovercraft that really should replace golf carts. It makes a delightful noise, one that would probably drown out Tiger Woods’s curses, as it hovers above the grass and goes over all manner of terrain (and water).

Behold: The BW1 — and never mind that it debuted perilously close to April 1. “They have the same ideas of having fun that I do,” Jetson Watson said Tuesday (via ESPN) at an Oakley clothing event in New York. “I think we all want to enjoy life.”

In a statement, Oakley said: “When Bubba told us he wanted to do something wild with golf carts, we got together with a company that builds the kind of machines that come straight out of childhood dreams. The result is pure Bubba, and beyond the bounds of reasonable limits.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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