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Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'
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Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from ‘General Lee’

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012, file photo, golfer Bubba Watson drives off in the General Lee after playing in the pro-am at the Phoenix Open golf tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. Watson said Friday, July 3, 2015, he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01." (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Rob Schumacher, File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series.

The two-time Masters champ said Friday he’ll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the “General Lee 01.”

Confederate symbols have been the focus of debate since nine people were killed June 17 at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Authorities say the accused gunman had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag.

Watson said after his round at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia that his decision “was the right gesture for me to do.” He also said the American flag sends a statement that everyone is “created equal.”

An Illinois-based auto museum offered Friday to buy the car as-is from Watson.

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