Bubba Watson became a minority owner in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos -- a Double-A minor league baseball team -- recently. During an extended break from golf recently, he wanted to get more involved in the day-to-day.
"Who doesn't want to dunk somebody in the water," asked Watson. "When we were sitting there thinking about what we could do this week, I said 'Why not a dunk tank?' Without even asking Quint, I said 'Hey, we're going to put Quint in there.' Another one of Quint's babies is the YMCA. He's been a big influence and a part of that so, for me, how could I help in that? Why not get the city involved, dunk me — two-time Masters champion getting dunked — and also try and raise some charity dollars for the YMCA.
"I just felt like that was the right thing to do, funny but also for a good cause."
Watson is spending all week with the team he partially owns and learning the ins and outs of how a minor league franchise works.
"I hate to say it this way, but I never had a job," Watson laughed. "I mean, I play golf. My parents were very good to me and let me just play golf.
"So, for me, why not experience the same things (other people do). We see the TV shows where the boss takes over other jobs and see's how tough they are and how difficult these other jobs can be. For me it's about experiencing that, having fun with it, being there and showing the employees that I believe in them, I trust them and that I appreciate them very much."
The look of an impending splash. Bubba Watson participates in a dunk tank for charity with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos pic.twitter.com/uqmVSYcLV8— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 24, 2015