5 Reasons Why Bubba Watson Will Win The 2014 Masters

2014 Masters: 5 Reasons Why Bubba Watson Will Win

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The 2014 Masters is right around the corner, scheduled to begin next Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club. This year’s tournament is wide open, featuring a diverse field of contenders, including last year’s champion Adam Scott. One such contender is Bubba Watson, who was the winner in 2012. Here are five reasons why Bubba Watson will win the 2014 Masters.

5. He Wants A Ryder Cup Berth

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5. He Wants A Ryder Cup Berth

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Watson is motivated in part for a US Ryder Cup invite this year. After his struggles in 2013, Watson would like to continue his stellar play this season in the hopes of earning a spot on the team.

4. He Has Improved His Putting

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4. He Has Improved His Putting

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Watson’s short game is looking really good at the moment. Watson has been working hard on his putting and credits his improved short game as an important part of his success this season.

3. He Has Already Won This Tournament

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3. He Has Already Won This Tournament

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Watson has won this tournament already, and not that long ago, having taken the 2012 Masters. The pressure of Augusta should not be a problem for him.

2. The Field Is Wide Open

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2. The Field Is Wide Open

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The field is wide open this year. There seems to be no clear-cut favorite, which opens the door for another Watson victory, especially considering his success thus far in the 2014 season.

1. He Is Playing Really Well At The Moment

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1. He Is Playing Really Well At The Moment

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Watson is off to the best start of his career this season, with five Top 10 finishes in eight events and three Top 3’s. He also won his first tournament since the 2012 Masters, taking the Northern Trust Open title.


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