Bubba Watson hit one of the most incredible shots in golf history today to win the 2012 Masters.
Trapped among the trees 155 yards from the hole and not able to see the green, the left-hander hit a huge hook and landed the ball safely on the 10th green. He two-putted for par and because Oosthuizen couldn’t get up and down from the front of the green, Watson had captured his first major.
Watson birdied Nos. 13 through 16 to rally from as many as four shots off the lead. Oosthuizen grabbed that lead on No. 2 when he holed out from the fairway for a rare double-eagle 2. But it was Watson who hit the shot of the day — the approach on No. 10 that helped him win the first Masters playoff since 2009.
Watson shot a 4-under-par 68 in today’s final round at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, to finish the tournament at 10-under par. Oosthuizen also finished 10 under after a final-round 69.
The playoff was the 15th in the 76-year history of the Masters and the ninth since the tournament went to a sudden- death format in 1976. The last playoff was in 2009, when Angel Cabrera defeated Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell on the second extra hole.
Twitter blew up this evening with Watson’s win. He is one of the good guys in the sport, which was witnessed by the emotion from his competitors. Very rarely do you see other golfers hug the new Masters champion the way they did earlier today.
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