Pensacola’s two-time Masters champion and co-owner of the Blue Wahoos, Bubba Watson, has been selected for “The World Fame 100 Issue” of ESPN The Magazine (June 12, 2017).
Ben Alamar, ESPN’s director of analytics, devised a formula that combines endorsements with social media following and internet search popularity to create the ESPN World Fame 100 ranking. Watson was ranked No. 94 on the list.
Bubba has $7 million in endorsements, 555K Instagram followers, 428K Facebook followers and 1.9M Twitter followers. He wasn’t ranked last year.
Other pro golfers included Phil Mickelson (5), Tiger Woods (10), Rory Mcllroy (14, Jordan Spieth (17), Dustin Johnson (43), Rickie Fowler (62), Jason Day (85) and Adam Scott (98).