Bubba Watson wants to retire on top of the world

He blew many of the world’s best players away at the Hero World Challenge.

And American Bubba Watson blew everyone away again later on when he admitted he might give it all away if ever he were to become the No 1 player in the world.

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It’s an amazing revelation considering the two-time US Masters champion is already ranked the No. 4 player in the world.

So he may be closer to retirement than he figures.

The impressive part about it was Bubba wasn’t kidding as he basked in the glory of his three-shot win in The Bahamas:

“If I ever do become the No. 1 player in the world – ever, somehow – I’m walking away,” he told a stunned press gallery. “I’m walking away on top.”

“But let’s be honest, nobody here’s voting on that, right?”

“Everybody thinks I’m not going to do that.”

Going into the new season, Watson is ranked fourth behind three enormous hurdles…Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.

Not surprisingly, so dominant have these three young lions been that there is a fair gap between them and the rest of the field.

Yet it was also pointed out that 12 months ago Day and Spieth were ranked eighth and ninth in the world – so anything is possible.

And if Watson keeps on blowing them away the way he did at the Hero World Challenge, well, let’s just wait and see what unfolds.