Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson has confirmed he will play the Volvik S4 golf ball in 2017.

The company manufacture coloured balls so we could see Bubba using a pink ball to match his pink Ping G driver.

Watson has previously used the Titleist ProV1x – the ball he used in his two Augusta victories – but claims he could find ‘nothing wrong’ with the Volvik S4 balls.

He also insists that it is a lot more fun.

Rumours circulated at the end of last year that he had signed a $1.2m deal with the company after he began testing the four-piece Volvik S4 in November.

“I took five balls out and hit all kind of shots,” Watson told Golf Digest.

“Teddy (his caddie Ted Scott) brought some (Volvik S4) and tested them as well.

“And we couldn’t come up with anything wrong with them. The it comes down to the fun factor.

“How could you not want a coloured ball when you have a coloured driver?

The Volvik S4 is made to suit golfers with high swing speeds and is currently only available in white.

Bubba Volvik s4 white

However the company has made special pink versions for Watson to use.

The current world number 10 will tee it up at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii with the new ball.

It has been a mixed 12 months for Watson and he was also left out of Davis Love III’s Ryder Cup team.

He was installed as a vice-captain but it was still a shock for a player inside the world’s top 10 to not get a captain’s pick.

So comes as no surprise to see him try something a bit different to get back in the mix for Major honours in 2017.

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James Savage

Former equipment editor of NCG. Inconsistent ball-striker and tea-maker.

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