Pro golfer Bubba Watson 'launches hovering golf cart'

US professional golfer Bubba Watson has apparently collaborated with sports clothing firm Oakley to build a hovercraft golf cart.

In a video posted online, the US Open winner can be seen cruising around a golf course in the hovercraft and even floating over the surface of a pond.

A pundit, identified as hovercraft expert Chris Fitzgerald, explains how the pressure exerted by the cart is 33 times less than a human foot, making it perfect for putting greens.

The fact that the video was uploaded a day after April Fools' Day has aroused some suspicion, but USA Today insists it is genuine.