GOLF. BUBBA WATSON WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS AUGUSTA MASTERS
Richard Mille is pleased to announce that his partner, American golfer Bubba Watson, won the 2012 Masters in Georgia on Sunday.
Bubba Watson, 33 years old, won his first Major Championship, the 76th Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Bubba Watson defeated South African Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a sudden death playoff after both players completed the 4 rounds of regulation play with a score of 278, 10 under par. Bubba Watson won the first of the 2012 Majors largely thanks to an incredible shot on the 10th hole which was the second playoff hole. His ball landed on a bed of pine needles and his view to the green was obscured by the surrounding Georgia pine trees. He was able to forge a path around the trees hitting a hook shot which was appreciated by the cheering patrons. He then two putted for a par 4 to secure the victory after Oosthuizen had been unable to convert his par putt.
Bubba, renowned for his long driving and imaginative play, is only the third left handed golfer to win the Masters. He is also the 8th consecutive player to win his first Major title. ‘It’s a dream come true’ confessed Watson, ‘I cried all the tears I had in me’. Bubba Watson’s victory catapults him to 4th in the World Golf Rankings and to 2nd place in the Fedex Cup.
As with Formula 1 racing, tennis and polo, golf is a precise sport with no concessions and it is a sport which demands physical performance and endurance. Always in search of new challenges Richard Mille decided to enter this sport in 2011 in order to push technical limits and test new boundaries in high-end watch making. Bubba proudly wears Richard Mille during all tournaments played as do Rafael Nadal, Felipe Massa, Pablo Mac Donough in their respective sports. The RM 038 tourbillon was designed specifically for Bubba Watson to test its technology, performance and resistance to shocks to the fullest extent. Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday wearing the RM 038.
Last March, Richard Mille presented a new model, the RM 055 during the Basel World Fair. The RM 055 Bubba Watson is capable of resisting accelerations of over 500 G. The RM 055 is similar to the RM 038 Bubba Watson wears in that is an extremely technical timepeiece combining innovation, sportiness with a hand made finish in the tradition of high-end watch making.
- Date :
- 15 April - 2012
- Time :
- 12:00 AM