A Masters Champ named Bubba
AUGUSTA, Ga — Bubba Watson won the Masters with a sweet shot on the 2nd playoff hole at Augusta, Sunday. He outlasted South Africa’s Louie Oosthuizen to capture his first Grand Slam event.
Watson rallied from 4 shots back by making 4 consecutive birdies to pull into a tie with Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open Champ who made just the 4th double-eagle in the 76 year history of the event.
Watson didn’t have a view of the green on that 2nd playoff hole with his 2nd shot from 155 yards away, but he made a sensational shot to set up a two putt par; Oosthuizen missed his par putt.
Both golfers finished regulation tied at 10 under par; Phil Mickelson, who made his 2nd triple-bogey of the tourney-finished 2 strokes off the pace.
Tiger Woods was 5 over par; Steve Stricker came in at plus 7.