Golfer Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on the car he bought from
Golfer Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on the car he bought from "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 - Dale Davis

Golfer to paint over Confederate flag on real General Lee

WE know it sounds like something from The Shovel, but it's true.

Bubba Watson, a two-time winner of golf's Masters Tournament, bought the original General Lee - arguably the biggest star of TV show The Dukes of Hazzard - for $110,000 in 2012.

Writing on Twitter, Watson said:

 

The use of the Confederate flag has become increasingly controversial since the shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston in June.

One network has even stopped broadcasting reruns of the Georgia-set Dukes of Hazzard, which ended in 1985.



LIQUIDATION: Court orders iconic pub to be wound up

premium_icon LIQUIDATION: Court orders iconic pub to be wound up

The company owes more than $1.2 million to the ATO

Contractor behind failed Tobruk sinking silent on insurance

premium_icon Contractor behind failed Tobruk sinking silent on insurance

Department of Environment says it is premature to comment on wreck

BREAKING: Crews battle blaze at Gregory River

BREAKING: Crews battle blaze at Gregory River

QFES are at the scene of a bushfire at Gregory River

Local Partners