This week, the biggest golf stars on the planet have gathered at the Augusta National Golf Course for the iconic Masters Tournament. In light of that, NASCAR superstars Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, and Bubba Wallace have shown their excitement for the Major golf event.
Hamlin and Wallace are known to be friends with two-time Masters champion, Bubba Watson. Wallace showed his support for his namesake, posting a picture where is wearing the ‘green jacket’ awarded to Masters champions.
Hamlin, who is also the team co-owner of Wallace’s 23XI Racing, wished Watson good luck for the tournament in the hope that he would clinch his third title in Augusta.
Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace have a special connection with Bubba Watson
Hamlin and Watson have a long-standing friendship. The two sportsmen have supported each other at events on numerous occasions.
During the 2012 Masters, Hamlin also had the chance to caddie for his friend during a section of the tournament. Watson went on to win the championship that year.
Last year, Watson showed his excitement after Hamlin formed 23XI Racing with Michael Jordan and signed Wallace as the driver. Recently, Watson also posted pictures of the Air Jordans he is wearing for the Masters. Watson had even sent a message of good luck to Wallace and 23XI Racing ahead of this year’s Daytona 500.
Chase Elliott also expresses excitement for the Masters
Meanwhile, reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott posted pictures of himself teeing off on a golf course, showing his excitement for the big event.
While Watson and his competitors will fight for glory at the Masters all week, Elliott, Hamlin, Wallace, and other NASCAR drivers also return to competition this weekend.
After a break last week due to Easter, the Cup Series races at Martinsville on Saturday night. Hamlin has made a great start so far to the season and is comfortably leading on points.
Elliott is yet to find his peak this year. However, with many road course races still left this season, it will not be a surprise to see him dominate going ahead. Meanwhile, Wallace is still finding his feet at the new NASCAR outfit. However, he has shown improvement in recent weeks.
For now, the NASCAR drivers will focus on the upcoming race and also keep a close eye on the golf Masters.
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