Bubba Watson might have made $1.62 million from his second Masters victory on Sunday, but the golfer went low budget on his post-championship meal, tweeting a picture in the early-morning hours Monday of his table at Waffle House.
Champ dinner @WaffleHouse! #hashbrowns #covered pic.twitter.com/rXuaHtXqj5
- bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2014The tweet by Watson, who has more than 1 million followers on Twitter, was retweeted 10,817 times in eight hours. He is shown sitting at the table with his wife Angie and best friend Judah Smith, a pastor from Seattle.
"We are very fortunate to call Bubba Watson one of our regulars," Pat Warner, Waffle House's vice president of culture, told ESPN.com. "After growing up in Florida and going to school in Georgia, we were glad to be there for him as he came up the ranks in golf. It's a testament to Bubba's character that even though he has two green jackets, he still comes to us for his grilled cheese and hash browns. All of the Waffle House Nation is proud today."
It's not the first time Watson has given the southern breakfast institution a nod. After winning the Masters in 2012, he said he was considering serving Waffle House at the Champions Dinner at Augusta the following year. Watson did not follow through with his plans.
It's also not the first time a Masters champ has given an unexpected plug to a food business.
In 2010, a picture taken by an Augusta Krispy Kreme manager of Phil Mickelson at the drive-thru -- wearing his green jacket -- on the day after his victory went viral.