Viral VideosJuly 18, 2016

Move over, hovercraft: Bubba Watson has a jetpack for the Olympics

Given the choice, the majority of professional golfers will walk over ride. That preference might change after they get a load of Bubba Watson's new toy.

Watson's never been shy in testing the limits of course transportation, famously illustrated in his golf hovercraft. So to commemorate Watson's participation in golf's return to the Summer Olympics, Oakley, one of Bubba's sponsors, and marketing company Thinkmodo have produced this video of golf's first jetpack:

According to Mashable, the BW-Air (yes, for Bubba Watson) is an experimental aircraft capable of flying at 46 mph and at an altitude of 3,000 feet. It's built by Martin Aircraft, and, if FAA approved, would likely cost around $200,000.

Which seems like a lot of money. But eliminating the hassle of lugging four clubs across the fairway when your cart is restricted to "paths only"? You can't put a price on that.


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