Bubba and Ping going all pink for cancer

Long hitting and fan favorite Bubba Watson, has announced he and his club sponsor Ping, will being going pink for charity beginning this week at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Watson, who usually plays with a pink shafted driver. Will be trading up; as it were, for not only a pink shaft -- But a pink headed Ping G20 driver as well.

The Northwest Florida native will play the entire 2012 PGA Tour season with the new stick, in efforts raise close to $1-million for charity.

The drive is being named, 'Bubba and Friends Drive to a Million'.

"I couldn't do it on my own," said Watson on his charitable efforts for cancer.

"I don't have $1 million to give away. My friends, sponsors, we're all trying to team up and raise $1 million, and for a guy from Bagdad, Fla., named Bubba that's a pretty big accomplishment. Even if we raise a half million this year it's still half a million."

Ping, will be donating $300 for the first 300 drives, flying over the 300-yard (or more) mark during the 2012 PGA Tour season.

"My dad died of throat cancer, so I asked everyone to help fight cancer in their local area," Watson said. "I want people to donate their time, money and efforts to charity."

"Like this golf tournament. This golf tournament can't run without volunteers. So I am not telling people what to do with their money, just to get out of the house and help charities around the world."

If you look back at Watson's driving stats for 2011, the big-hitter belted 483 drives out there past the 300-yard mark.

With those numbers, this goal should be no problem to meet for Watson.

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