Bubba Watson — the people’s champion, the man in white with the pink driver in tow — has won the Masters with a brilliant back nine and some amazing saving shots, including one that will go down in Masters lore on the second hole of a playoff.
Louis Oosthuizen scored an albatross on the second hole, got to -10 early on Sunday, and looked to be on his way to the green jacket. Then Bubba Watson put on a back nine charge, with birdies on 14, 15, and 16. It all looked for naught on 17 when he drove it in the woods, but Watson hit a great foreshadowing shot through the opening down the chute of trees to get back on the green. Both went to a playoff at 10 under.
On the first hole of the playoff, Watson missed a putt that would have won it. He drove the next one, on the 10th, into the woods again, but then hit the brilliant hook shot from the trees that rolled on the green and set up the green jacket.
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