Masters champion Bubba Watson brought some major-winning clout to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s charity luncheon this week. In addition to making a $100,000 donation, golf’s second most famous left-hander presented the Jets quarterback with a very special gift.
According to the Christian Post (sample headline: “Were Adam and Eve cavemen?”), Watson preserved his Masters Tournament badge last week in the hope of offering it to the NFL star.
It, like the 24-year-old’s jersey, bears the number 15.
“I knew I’d see Tim in a week,” Watson said. “I told my caddie, I’m going to keep it unopened, and I’m going to hand it to him. I just felt like I should give it to him. It’s his football number, and I thought he might want it more now that I won.”
Watson’s affinity for Tebow, one of the most divisive figures in American sports, likely stems from their shared Florida heritage and outspoken adherence to the Christian faith.