The Masters is just around the corner and with the excitement of last year, who knows which pro will snatch away that famous green jacket.
Could it be Bubba Watson, who back in 2012 had quite an emotional win earning him the nickname ‘Blubba Watson’? With sports brand Oakley behind him, he could be.
Oakley are one of the most well-known eyewear brands out there and has a particular focus on sports performance equipment. As well as extending their golf range into clothing, shoes and even socks, they’re particularly proud of their fiercely high-tech eyewear range.
Bubba Watson wears the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Prizm sunglasses, so we’re going to take a look at how these might help Bubba with winning at the upcoming Masters tournament.
Prizm Lens Technology
A Prizm lens is Oakley’s revolution in lens optics. Backed up by decades of colour science research, Prizm provides an incredible control of light transmission, which means colours are fine-tuned for specific sport and environments.
Golf is a game with little shade (unless of course you get stuck amongst the rough’s woods), so sun protection is particularly important. Being the XL edition, the Oakley Flak has extended lens coverage and is specially curved for protection against the sun, wind and impact.
It can be a sweaty time being a golfer – from both the high temperatures on the course and the pressure of making that perfect drive. Considering this, Oakley’s Flak have Unobtanium earsocks and nosepads, which keep the glasses in place despite perspiration.
High Definition Optics
Imagine seeing in HD – High Definition Optics is a collection of patented technologies that let Oakley boast it meets the testing standards of the American National Standards Institute for optical clarity, visual fidelity and impact resistance. In fact, in some cases High Definition Optics exceeds those standards and yep, that’s included in Bubba Watson’s specs.
Finally, if you’re going to go for golf eyewear you want a frame that is as stress resistant as you are, or so you hope. Another Oakley specialised material, O-Matter, allows their collection to be both lightweight for all-day comfort, but also durable for high-class protection.
So knowing all of this, do you think Bubba has a chance of winning the Masters? Let us know your thoughts, or any of your golf eyewear tips, in the comments section below.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the event to analyse eyewear of other golfers too, so be sure to check back here after.