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Bubba Watson donates $25,000 to Rocket Mortgage Classic's 'Changing the Course' initiative

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 15:55:36-04

DETROIT — Bubba Watson had an idea.

The two-time Masters champion heard what Rocket Mortgage was doing with its ‘Changing the Course’ intiative, which is aimed at closing Detroit’s digital access divide. He created a plan to help.

Watson talked with the tournament's executive director, Jason Langwell about creating a charity match. He didn't stop there.

He donated $25,000 to the 'Changing the Course' efforts.

"The more I study what Rocket Mortgage, Quicken Loans, and what Dan Gilbert's done for this community alone, it makes me want to do more on my own to my own community," Watson said on Wednesday.

"That's the reason why I wanted to partner up, try to figure out a way (PGA Tour commissioner) Jay Monahan and the Tour would let us do this."

Watson and Harold Varner III beat Jason Day and Wesley Bryan in a nine-hole match at Detroit Golf Club, kicking off the week of competition in the city.