Bubba Watson has won the Master’s. Before he took home the green jacket, he got himself another prize; that he could use for a possible parade lap.
NASCAR and track officials canceled plans to have pro golfer Bubba Watson drive the car from the television series “The Dukes of Hazzard” at Phoenix International Raceway because of concerns about a negative reaction to the infamous Confederate flag that sits atop the car.
Watson was going to drive the 1969 Dodge Charger, commonly known as the “General Lee,” for a parade lap March 4 preceding the Sprint Cup series race at Phoenix. However, the car has a large Confederate flag on its roof, just as it did when the famous television series aired in the 1970s.
Of course, those were more politically incorrect times, when the flag inappropriately flew from the tops of government buildings and was often placed in classrooms. We’ve come a long way since then. I’d like to think.
NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement:
“The image of ...