American Golfer Bubba Watson won his third PGA Tour event in ten months, on Sunday May 1st at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
This decisive win pushed Watson to the number one spot on the FedEx Cup rankings and number ten in the world. The charismatic golfer from Bagdad, Florida has enjoyed repeated success since wearing the Richard Mille RM 038 at each tournament in 2011.
In the final round on Sunday, Bubba Watson found himself back in contention and tied for first with his opponent, Webb Simpson. With only two players remaining, they battled it out in an intense two-hole playoff and once again, Watson prevailed. Watson is renowned for his powerful game and the length off the tee and with another PGA Tour victory on his résumé, he has reconfirmed his great talent. He was once referred to as the future of the game by Tiger Woods and is now regarded as one of the world’s best golfers.
TOURBILLON RM 038
The tourbillon RM 038 worn by Bubba Watson has been especially created to be able to work in Golf’s specific conditions with 3 objectives: lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort. The RM 038 encloses a skeletonised caliber, with a manual-winding tourbillon. Its bottom plate, bridges and balance cock are made of grade 5 titanium in order to provide a great rigidity to the whole assembly as well as a precise surface flatness. The fast rotating barrel provides significant decrease of periodic internal mainspring adhesion; which increases even more performances. The RM 038 case is made of an extremely rugged and famous alloy for his lightness, called magnesium-aluminium AZ91, which is given a Titalyt II® treatment improving even more both hardness and resistance.