Bubba Watson drives General Lee to Phoenix Open
Bubba Watson showed up to the Phoenix Open in style on Wednesday. Watson, with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards riding shotgun, arrived in the original General Lee car used in the "Dukes of Hazzard" television series. Watson recently purchased the 1969 Dodge Charger at a Barrett-Jackson car auction in Scottsdale for $110,000.
According to the New York Times, Watson fulfilled a life-long dream by purchasing the car.
An impulse purchase, it was not. Watson said he has “loved the show forever” and has a collection of Dukes of Hazzard DVDs to prove it. His wife, Angie, also can testify to his devotion, Watson said.
“At the time we met she knew that I loved that car and wanted one,” he said.
“We made a deal back then that if I ever won a golf tournament, she would let me get one.”
According to SI's Gary Van Sickle, it looked like Watson had a little trouble parking his dream car on Wednesday.
Bubba's ride in TPC lot. twitpic.com/8ehbss— Gary VanSickle (@GaryVanSickle) February 1, 2012
UPDATE: Courtesy of Watson's Twitter feed, we can confirm that the horn works.
(Photo: Allan Henry/US PRESSWIRE)