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Bubba Watson just bought Chipotle for every employee at Ping

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

PHOENIX -- Wondering if Bubba Watson is still celebrating his recent Masters victory? He capped a visit to Ping's headquarters in Phoenix on Tuesday by buying the company lunch.

Literally, the entire company.

Bubba loves Chipotle -- "it tastes good and it's easy," he said -- so that's what he ordered for Ping's more than 900 employees. He even spent some time handing out drinks. Needless to say, they were all pretty happy.

loop-bubba-ping-518.jpg"These people, they're helping me. They're the guys behind the scenes, making sure I have the right equipment, working hard," Bubba said. "I owe a lot to them, and so this is just a simple way of giving thanks."

This isn't the first time Bubba bought the company lunch. In previous visits he's opted for pizza and sandwiches, but this time, he was in a Chipotle mood.

No official number on how much it all cost. One estimate pegged the figure around the $10,000 mark.