VIDEO: Bubba Watson Wins 2012 Masters, Thanks To Ridiculous Shot

By Riley Schmitt

If you are not a fan of the Masters, you should probably stop watching sports.  In one of the most entertaining final days in the history of the tournament, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen battled back and forth in a playoff before Watson hit an amazing second shot to set up a birdie on the second playoff hole.

That second shot was a thing of beauty.  No one thought he had a chance of sticking it on the green like that.  However, he was able to roll it over enough to set up his birdie, while Oosthuizen was scrambling just to get a par attempt.

Sunday had all sorts of drama.  Bo Van Pelt recorded an ace at the par 3 sixteen and then Adam Scott matched it.  Louis Oosthuizen made a double eagle at two, which propelled him into the final playoff against Bubba Watson.  We saw Phil Mickelson record a triple bogey on a par 3, which all but ended any chance he had to win the tournament.  Lefty fought back, but just wasn’t able to sink enough birdie putts to make a run.

All eyes were on Tiger Woods for the tournament, but he never made a run.  Tiger struggled with almost every club in his bag.  If he wasn’t shanking irons, he was missing putts that he normally makes.  The aura around Tiger has vanished and he has become just another guy.  It is difficult to watch, but the knee injuries have sapped him of his once vaunted consistency.

In the end, it was a fantastic tournament to watch.  It was filled with drama the entire time.  Multiple players had chances to win, but in the end only one could add the green jacket to his collection.  I had a great time watching it, as every golf fan should.  Heck, every sports fan should enjoy the Masters.  It is one of the best tournaments for a reason.


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