Watson heading to NYC to promote Drive, Chip & Putt


Bubba Watson and 10-year-old Kelly Xu will hit the Big Apple next week to promote next month’s Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National.

Watson, the defending Masters champion, and Xu, who won the 7-9-year-old girls division, will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 23, followed by appearances on CBS This Morning, SportsCenter and Golf Channel before ending their media blitz at the New York Stock Exchange.

Xu is once again one of the 80 national finalists who will compete at Augusta National on April 5. The event, now in its second year, will be broadcast live on Golf Channel. 

“I’m a big, big believer in the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship,” Watson said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better way for a youngster to learn and get better at the game of golf and do it while having fun and building relationships.”