CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's been common knowledge for a while now that Bubba Watson is in the process of building a home at The Greenbrier.
The 2012 Masters champion even appeared in a commercial for the resort with Nick Faldo and Jerry West earlier this year.
But at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Watson revealed just how deep a connection he will have with The Greenbrier moving forward.
Appearing with resort owner Jim Justice, Watson announced that he will join The Greenbrier professional staff and will represent the resort on the PGA Tour, joining the likes of Webb Simpson, Kenny Perry and pro emeritus Tom Watson.
Watson will play with The Greenbrier logo on his golf bag.
"I couldn't be more excited about joining the team at The Greenbrier and calling this my home away from home," Watson said. "I was blown away when I played The Old White TPC earlier this year. My family and I had a great time experiencing all of the different amenities the property offers and decided this was the perfect place for us. The Greenbrier has everything and more that I look for in a golf resort and I look forward to creating lasting memories with my family here."
Justice also announced a new feature to be added to the Old White TPC in honor of The Greenbrier's new partnership with Watson.
The course's longest tee boxes will now be referred to as "Bubba tees" and any guest that can shoot a 90 or better from them will have his or her name entered into a raffle with three winners being chosen to play a round with Watson and Justice. Attempted qualifying rounds will have a triple-bogey maximum per hole.
Justice views Watson's commitment as yet another step forward for the resort and the Greenbrier Classic, and he commented on just how quickly the tournament has progressed since the first installment in 2010.