The big hitting lefty from Bagdad, Florida, Bubba Watson is now a Masters Champion. Bubba wearing a new FJ ICON pattern and SPIDR2 glove, shot under par in each of the first three rounds of the tournament to sit at six under par after the first three days of competition. For the final round Bubba was paired with fellow FJ Staffer Louis Oosthuizen. Louis was one stroke in front of Bubba as they stepped onto the first tee of the final day.
Oosthuizen (DryJoys Tour and SciFlex) struck first, on the downhill par five second hole Louis blistered a four iron from over 250 yards at the open-center of the green. The shot landed just short and took a hard break right towards the hole on the back of the green, the ball continued to roll and roll until hitting the flag and dropping into the cup for a double eagle. This was only the forth double eagle in Masters history and first double eagle on the 2nd hole. The albatross moved Louis to the top of the leaderboard - four strokes in front of Bubba Watson.
Bubba fought back with a birdie on the 5th hole to draw a shot closer to the leader Oosthuizen.
Watson kept the pressure on Oosthuizen converting a two putt birdie on the par five 13th hole. He then added birdies on 14, 15, and 16 to draw even with the former British Open Champion. Both players parred the final two holes, setting up a sudden death playoff.
Teeing off the eighteenth hole for the fifth time this week, both players hit drives straight up the narrow fairway. They then exchanged brilliant approach shots, setting up potential birdies. They both narrowly missed their birdie putts, halved pars, and headed to the steeply downhill tenth hole.
Bubba's tee shot missed the fairway well right of his intended target, landing behind the galleries lining the fairway. With Bubba seemingly in some trouble, Oosthuizen laid back with a fairway metal only to miss the green short on his approach. Now Bubba sized up his shot from the pine straw right of the fairway, it called for a 30+ yard hook from a dodgy lie with a short iron to hit the green. The lefty pulled the shot off perfectly giving him a birdie look for the win. With Oostuizen failing to get up and down, Bubba would need two putts for the win. Watson calmly lagged the putt to the hole and tapped in to claim the green jacket.
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Awesome win for Bubba and great to see FJ get the first major of the year!
Congrats to bubba and footjoy. It was amazing to see it all unfold. Big bubba fan here, think the best is yetbto come for bubba golf
What a tournament it was. Congrats to Bubba!
Bubba Good Win Good Family Good Person
Great day for FJ, good victory to Bubba and a awesome albatross to Oosthuizen.
The true emotion that he showed after winning was priceless. Congratulations Bubba!
Great win for Bubba. Tough fight all week for him as he played some unbelievable shots on his way to the Green Jacket
Bubba can hit shots that no other pro can hit. This is just the first of several major championships that he will win. Congrats Bubba!
Way to go Bubba! Great way to make it interesting!
How many people are asking Ping how to get a Pink G20?
What an incredible finish!! Congratulations Bubba Watson!
A good FJ win. The shoe sales should increase. And interest in the Pink shaft will most certainly increase.
Awesome shot and 2 putt to win!
Amazing for a guy that has never taken a lesson!!
Good to see a "natural" player win! Tired of the post-Woods robots.You know that he has a self-taught swing...no teacher would, or even could teach what he does. Like a modern-day Trevino who once commented that "I'll use a swing guru when I can find one who can beat me"
Add to that he seems to be a genuinely nice, good human being. Great to see.r81ete