Give yourself a generous New Year's gift: Golf with Bubba Watson
If you have a spare $100,000, you can play golf with 2012 Masters champ Bubba Watson. You remember that guy, right? He’s the tall, lanky lefty who hooked a gap wedge 150 yards out of the trees in a playoff to win his first green jacket and cost me a chance in the annual office Masters pool (OK, that’s another story).
Anyway, here’s the deal: Bubba, being the generous kind of guy that he is, is donating the money he gets from the highest bidder, who will get to play with him during the Wednesday pro-am of the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course. That’s the course with the crazy 16th hole, surrounded by 100,000 raucous fans who know how to have a good time. Of course, on Wednesday, it’s a little tamer.
The money you’d spend to play with Bubba goes toward charity, and its part of eBay’s “New Year, New You” – a celebrity and cause-driven initiative designed to encourage fans to pursue their passions in 2013. Along with Bubba, there are packages and items from other celebrities, including Fergie, Tracy Anderson, Avicii, Barry Zito and CC Sabathia.
“Cause and charity are near and dear to my heart so participating in this unique charity auction on eBay to benefit First Tee of Phoenix and USO of Arizona is fantastic,” Watson said. “I am looking forward to meeting the winner, my new golfing partner for the Waste Management Phoenix Pro-Am, and shaking their hand to thank them.”
There is a way to get it for less than $100,000, but there’s no guarantee. Bidding actually starts at $50,000, but so far, there have been no takers. There’s about a week left to bid.
And there’s other stuff, too, like Clubhouse tickets during the Wednesday pro-am, two VIP Tickets to the Birds nest concert for Thursday, and a set of custom-fit Ping clubs and tour of the Ping facility (which is located in Phoenix) for two people. You can also bid on a Ryder Cup visor signed by Watson (that bid was up to $500).
In any event, it’s all part of good cause, and sounds like a good time for the winner. To bid or just to see how it’s going, click here.
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