Bubba Watson Wins The Masters
By mustang6560 on 4/8/12
It took all of one second for the tears to start flowing following Bubba Watson's par putt on the second playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters.

And I don't think anyone expected a different reaction from him.

Bubba wears his emotions on his sleeve and winning a major championship, the Masters at that, is probably one of the most emotional experiences a professional golfer can have.

I could not have asked for a better non-Tiger Woods, non-Rory McIlroy finish at the Masters. The top of the leaderboard was crowded for the majority of the afternoon until Bubba and Louis Oosthuizen finally pulled away with only a of couple holes left. The two finished in a tie for first at 10-under par to force a playoff.

On the first playoff hole, the 18th, I was sure Bubba was going to win. He hit a solid tee shot and he left himself a good look at birdie. However, following his tee shot on the second playoff hole, the 10th, I thought he squandered his opportunity. His drive sailed right into the trees and Louis' drive somehow managed to stay in the first cut on the right side of the fairway. Between the two lies, it appeared the Masters was going to be won by a South African for the second year in a row.

But, Bubba from Baghdad is not afraid of anything. He hit one of the best shots in the history of the Masters. From some 30 feet in the trees, Bubba drew the ball up and out of the trees and onto the green to 15 or so feet. The imagination, let alone the execution, it takes to pull off a shot like that is incredible!

I could not be happier for Bubba. He is a deserving champion and I wish him success for years to come. After all, he is one of my favorite golfers!

Flickr, pocketwiley

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