(WXYZ) – Bubba Watson advanced on the Rocket Mortgage Classic leaderboard on Saturday while wearing the old shoes of Michael Jordan.
Watson, who is the Jordan ambassador and wears the Jordan brand at major events, said the shoes he wore on Saturday are not for sale.
“I know MJ pretty well and we’re the same size so I get a lot of his old shoes,” Watson told the media after his round.
Bubba Watson wears some Jordan golf shoes that are “not available to the public”. He said he happened to be wearing the same size shoe as Michael Jordan, which has its advantages. @bubbawatson pic.twitter.com/OC8y11vptp
– Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) July 3, 2021
He fired a 67 (-5) in the third round after shooting 73 (+1) on Friday and made the cut on the line. He is tied in 25th place and will go into the finals on Sunday.
“I just putted well, rolled the ball nicely. Again, it was much easier to find the clubs because there wasn’t that much wind and that usually happens,” he said.
Watson, who attended all three Rocket Mortgage Classic events, also praised the Detroit Golf Club fans.
“Yesterday they kept cheering and pulling on me to make a birdie so I could make the cut. I’ve never done a cut here before so it was nice to do the cut, ”he said.