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Bubba Watson, entrepreneur, adds Chevy dealership to business empire

October 06, 2016

See the USA, in your Bubba Chevrolet, to put a twist on an old Chevy advertising jingle.

Yes, Bubba Watson is now selling cars. He has partnered with a car dealer in the Pensacola, Fla., area, Sandy Sansing, in Sandy and Bubba’s Milton Chevrolet in nearby Milton.

“I have purchased 37 cars in 12 years, which I’m not proud of, I guess,” Watson told the Pensacola News Journal. “As I started doing okay on the [PGA] Tour I started wasting a lot of money on cars. [A]s I told [Sansing executives], I’m your best customer.”

Watson’s appreciation for automobiles includes his purchase in 2012, for $110,000, of the original General Lee, the Dodge Charger featured on the old television show Dukes of Hazzard.

“I hope to bring in different ideas, different events, whatever that comes down to…so you are going to see me around the dealership a lot when I’m not playing and it will be fun,” he told the News Journal. “So I am excited to be part of this.”

Entrepreneur, at one time, might have been the least likely word to associate with Watson. But he now has three businesses in his growing portfolio, two of them prominent in another old Chevy jingle, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet: His co-ownership of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team, Bubba’s Sweet Spot (an ice cream and candy store), and the Chevy dealership.