Augusta, Ga., April 8, 2012 – Bubba Watson earned his first-career major championship today at The Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Watson shot a final round score of 68 and defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win at Augusta National Golf Club.
Watson, who earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2010 Travelers Championship, hit one of the most historic shots in Masters history on the second playoff hole when he hooked his approach shot from deep in the woods to within 15 feet of the cup. His two-putt par sealed his victory, which is very similar to his two-putt par on the second playoff hole at TPC River Highlands to seal his win at the Travelers Championship over Scott Verplank.
“I was there earlier today in regulation,” Watson said of his approach shot off the pine straw on the second playoff hole. “I hooked it 40 yards and I’m pretty good at hooking it.”
The 33-year-old Watson earned his fourth career PGA TOUR victory and moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, just one spot shy of 2007 Travelers Championship winner, Hunter Mahan. Watson will be back at TPC River Highlands this June, as he committed to the field back in early February. Fans can congratulate Bubba on his victory by clicking on the link below and sending a personal note to him.