Bubba Watson's Minor League baseball team wins a major award

Blue Wahoos' award
Bubba Watson via Twitter
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, of which Bubba Watson is a part-owner, won the Southern League's prestigious Organization of the Year Award.
By John Holmes
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | 1:16 p.m.
 
Bubba Watson won an award the other day, and it had nothing to do with golf or philanthropy, two areas in which he excels. Minor League Baseball's Pensacola Blue Wahoos, of which Watson is a part-owner, was honored as the Southern League's Organization of the Year.
 
Watson shared a shot of the award – which names him, his co-owners and the club's top officials – on social media Tuesday night. The Blue Wahoos won the award in Watson's first season as a part-owner.
 
Watson grew up in Bagdad, Florida, about 20 miles from where the Wahoos play their home games, threw out the first pitch at a Wahoos game in 2014, and bought into the franchise last January. He talked about buying into the team in this video interview.
 
 
The Wahoos were selected for this prestigious honor in a vote of the Southern League's general managers. The team, which joined the AA circuit in 2012, recently was chosen as the "Best View in MiLB," and welcomed its millionth fan during the 2015 season.
 
"Watson made multiple appearances in Pensacola this season, only adding to the fan experience when he jumped on a dunk tank to support local charity," according to a story on the Blue Wahoos' site announcing the award. "The Blue Wahoos have fully ingrained itself with the local community and have provided the springboard to grow the downtown Pensacola area into a popular destination."
 
Way to go, Bubba. And way to go, 'Hoos.