AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson saved par from the pine straw and won the Masters on the second hole of a playoff over Louis Oosthuizen.
Trapped among the trees 155 yards from the hole and not able to see the green, the left-hander hit a huge hook Sunday and landed the ball safely on the 10th green.READ MORE: Guns Sales On Pace For Record Year
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.READ MORE: 'I Am Getting My Strength Back Day By Day': Kidney Transplant Recipient On Road To Recovery
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.MORE NEWS: UF Will No Longer Require Masks On Campus
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