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Bubba Watson drives General Lee to Phoenix Open

What a drive! Bubba turns up at Phoenix Open in car from Dukes of Hazzard

Sportsmen are famous for splashing out on fancy wheels but golfer Bubba Watson has the bragging rights at TPC Scottsdale after rocking up in the original car from the Dukes of Hazzard.

Watson arrived for this week's Phoenix Open behind the wheel of the famous General Lee after paying 70,000 for the car at auction.

The world No 24 admitted he always wanted to get his hands on the orange Dodge Charger from the classic programme.

Good ol' boy: Bubba Watson arrives at the Phoenix open in the General Lee

Good ol' boy: Bubba Watson arrives at the Phoenix open in the General Lee

The 33-year-old has 'loved the show forever' and said: 'At the time I met my wife she knew that I loved that car and wanted one. We made a deal back then that if I ever won a golf tournament, she would let me get one.'

Watson's breakthrough victory came at the 2010 Travellers Championship and he added the Famers Insurance Open and the Zurich Classic last year.

What a show: The Dukes of Hazzard had a huge following

What a show: The Dukes of Hazzard had a huge following

Fellow pro Ian Poulter was impressed with Watson's motor and tweeted a picture, adding: 'Check out @bubbawatson new car in the parking lot. General Lee great machine.'

The Dukes of Hazard ran from 1979 until 1985 and followed the lives of Bo and Luke Duke and their leggy cousin Daisy from the fictional Hazzard County.