Bubba Watson Wins Masters

Added April 14, 2014 by Levi Watkins

Bubba Watson won the Masters golf tournament for the second time in three years on Sunday, shooting a 3 under par 69 in the final round.

While the win wasn’t quite as dramatic as his 2012 playoff round victory there was a bit of drama in the final round. Heading in to Sunday’s play the lead belonged to 20 year Texan Jordan Spieth. Speith carried a two shot lead into the 8th hole but then his game fell apart–he bogeyed the 8th and 9th while Watson birdied two straight holes and just like that a two stroke lead turned in to a two stroke deficit.

Watson would stay in control the rest of the way as Speith continued his meltdown. Spieth finished with a 72–his worst score of the week–and ended up tied with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt. Had the 20 year old Spieth managed to win the Masters he would have become the youngest major tournament winner since 1931 and the first player since Fuzzy Zoeller to win in his first Masters appearance.

50 year old Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez finished 4th after jumping into contention with a 6 under par round on Saturday. The only other golfers to finish under par were Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar at two under and Lee Westwood at one under. Tiger Woods missed this year’s Masters for the first time in 20 years due to his recent back surgery.

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