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"Bubba Golf" brings Watson Masters Win

Bubba Watson won a rollercoaster Sunday at Augusta National, to win his first major and become a Masters champion.

And he did it in the only way he knew how: by pulling off another Bubba special.

Deep amongst the trees, Watson hooked a wild wedge shot from amid the pine needles, around a TV tower and onto the elevated green, giving him a simple par for the win.

“My caddie has always called it Bubba golf,” said the left-hander and new American No.1.

“I just play the game, the game I love.

“It’s like Seve played. He hit shots that were unbelievable. Phil Mickelson hits the shot, he goes for it. Just play golf.

“I attack. I always attack. I don’t like to go to the centre of the greens. I want to hit the incredible shot – who doesn’t? That’s why we play the game of golf, to pull off the amazing shot.

“If I’ve got a swing, I’ve got a shot. I just play golf, fun-loving Bubba, just try to have fun and goof around. I’m used to the woods. I’m used to the rough. In the play-off, I saw it was a perfect draw, a perfect hook.

“And I hit 52-degree, my gap wedge, hooked it about 40 yards, hit about 15 feet off the ground until it got under the tree and then started rising. Pretty easy.”

Elementary for Watson.

One had to feel sorry for Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa who made only the fourth double eagle in Masters history when his 4-iron from 253 yards on the par-5 second hole landed on the front of the green, took the slope and rolled some 90 feet into the cup for a 2.

And yet Watson managed to top him.

''I had no idea where he was,'' Oosthuizen said. ''Where I stood from, when the ball came out, it looked like a curve ball. Unbelievable shot. That shot he hit definitely won him the tournament.''

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