​Bubba Watson is going to paint over Confederate flag on his General Lee

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Bubba Watson won't be keeping the Confederate flag on his "Dukes of Hazzard" ride.

Watson, the world's third-ranked golfer, announced on Twitter on Thursday that he is planning to have the U.S. flag painted over the Confederate battle flag on the roof of the General Lee, the car used on the hit TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard."

The 36-year-old golfer is a major "Dukes of Hazzard" fan and he purchased the famous 1969 Dodge Charger for $110,000 at the Collectible Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2012. Since snagging the car, he's already made some other adjustments, including having actor John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, one of the two Duke boys in the popular 1980s show sign it in 2015.



Watson's move is just the latest in those distancing themselves from the battle flag following the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., which claimed the lives of nine people. Earlier this week, TV Land yanked "Dukes of Hazzard" re-runs from their lineup because of the show's depiction of the Confederate flag.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the United States speaks with the media after winning the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA celebrates with Rickie Fowler, after chipping in from the bunker on the 18th Hole to make a play-off during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA celebrates, after chipping in from the bunker on the 18th Hole to make a play-off during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USa talks to his wife Angie, after winning the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA pictured with volunteers, after winning the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA is congratulated by Tim Clark of South Africa after his victory on the first play-off hole during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA in action during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson of the US places his ball at the 15th hole during the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions Golf tournament in Shanghai on November 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson of the US hits out of a bunker at the 17th hole during the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions Golf tournament in Shanghai on November 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA celebrates his birdie putt and victory on the first play-off hole during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA celebrates his birdie putt and victory on the first play-off hole during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the United States celebrates after holing a bunker shot on the 18th hole for eagle during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the USA celebrates his birdie putt and victory on the first play-off hole during the final round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Bubba Watson of the U.S. holds up a ball as he acknowledges the spectators after finishing the play off for the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)
Bubba Watson of the U.S. celebrates after finishing the play off on the 18th hole during the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)
Tim Clark of South Africa, center, shakes hands with Bubba Watson of the U.S. on the 18th hole during final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. (AP Photo)
Bubba Watson of the U.S. poses with his champion trophy for a photo during the award ceremony of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)
Bubba Watson of the U.S. celebrates with his champion trophy during the award ceremony of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)
Bubba Watson of the U.S. celebrates after making an eagle from a bunker on the 18th hole during final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2014. Watson captured his first World Golf Championship. (AP Photo)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 09: Bubba Watson of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club on November 9, 2014 in Shanghai, China (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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