The American has said his deal with Volvik "is done" and he will now go back to playing Titleist golf balls

Bubba Watson Ends Deal With Volvik

Less than 12 months after signing a multi year deal with coloured golf ball company Volvik, Bubba Watson has revealed their deal “is done”.

The two-time Masters champion told media before this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas that he is going back to playing a Titleist ball.

“I do not have a ball deal as we sit here today,” he said.

“So I can play with whatever ball I want to.

“My deal was up, and so I’m ball-free.”

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In January Volvik said they said that Bubba had signed “a multi-year deal to play and endorse the company’s line of extreme performance golf balls.”

Watson had previously played a Titleist Pro V1x and will likely go back to that ball.

“I’m just going to go back to what I grew up with,” he said.

bubba watson ends deal with volvik

Watson has played a range of different coloured Volvik balls this year

The 38-year-old reportedly signed a $1m deal with Volvik to play their balls this year, but has had a very poor 2017 by his standards.

He’s seen his tournament winnings drop to $1.2m, from $3.5m in 2016 and $6.9m in 2015.

His world ranking has dropped down from 10th to 63rd.

The nine-time PGA Tour winner initially said this year, “I took five balls out and hit all kinds of shots. “Teddy [caddie Ted Scott] bought some and tested them as well. And we couldn’t come up with anything wrong with them.

“Then it comes down to the fun factor—how could you not want a coloured ball when you have a coloured driver.”

Watson tees it up at the Shriners this week in Las Vegas for his first appearance since the Dell Technologies Championship in early September.

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