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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:24am

Georgia's Bubba Watson Wins Masters

Updated: 2 years ago.
Bubba Watson won his first major championship by turning in one of the more memorable moments in the history of the Masters.(photo courtesy pgatour.com)

Bubba Watson won his first major championship by turning in one of the more memorable moments in the history of the Masters.

The University of Georgia product used a string a four straight birdies on the back nine to get into a playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. Then, on the second playoff hole, Watson hit a spectacular hook out of the pine straw along the right side of the tenth fairway that landed safely on the green some 155 yards away. He only needed a two-putt to claim the green jacket after Oosthuizen made bogey.

The South African grabbed the lead on the par-5 second hole with a Masters Moment of his own. Oostehuizen holed his second shot for only the fourth double-eagle in the tournament's history.

Phil Mickelson, Peter Hanson, Lee Westwood, and Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) finished in a four-way tie for third at 8-under, two shots off the winning score. Mickelson lost ground when he made a triple-bogey 6 on the par-3 fourth hole.

Tiger Woods finished the tournament 5-over par.

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