(WXYZ) – Bubba Watson climbed the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard on Saturday while wearing Michael Jordan’s old shoes.
Watson, who is Jordan’s ambassador and wears the Jordan brand at major events, said the shoes he wore on Saturday would not be on sale.
“I know MJ well and we wear the same size, so I get a lot of his old shoes,” Watson told the media after the round.
Bubba Watson wears Jordan golf shoes that are “not for sale to the general public.” He said he wears shoes the same size as Michael Jordan, which has its advantages. @bubbawatson pic.twitter.com/OC8y11vptp
– Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 3, 2021
He shot 67 (-5) in the third round after shooting 73 (+1) on Friday and went into the box. He will have 25th place ahead of the final round on Sunday.
“I just played well, rolled the ball well. Again, you could have dealt with the maces much easier because there wasn’t such a strong wind, and it usually does, ”he said.
Watson, who has competed in all three Rocket Mortgage Classic events, also praised Detroit Golf Club fans.
“Yesterday they continued cheering for me and pulling so that I could make a bird so I could make an incision. I’ve never made an incision here, so it was nice to make an incision, ”he said.