After several days of intensive golf matches, Bubba Watson was declared the winner of this year’s edition of the Masters because he defeated Louis Oosthuizen on Sunday. According to Reuters, the golf player is the third left-hander to win the competition which is held each year at Augusta National.
Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen offered golf lovers a fantastic show on Sunday as they struggled to win the title of the Masters 2012. Nevertheless, it was the American who was declared a winner thanks to a two-putt par on the second extra hole, the par-four 10th. Oosthuizen, on the other hand, encountered several problems as he bogeyed and ended short of the green in two.
There have been other remarkable moments during the game as Watson was sending the ball far away in the tree line. At a certain point, he struck a gap wedge which enabled his ball to settle 10 feet from the pin. It was the final two putts that Watson scored which helped him nail the Sunday victory, especially since Oosthuizen almost missed his par putt.
When he was sure to have won the competition, the 33-year-old player could no longer refrain from embracing his caddie. As he was getting dressed with the green jacket in the Butler Cabin, a teary Watson confessed that it was the first time he managed to go this far in the golf competition. The green jacket was handed to him by Charl Schwartzel of South Africa, last year’s Masters champion.
Watson could not believe that he had won the competition. He kept telling people around him that he was among the trees making a crazy shot and somehow ended up getting the green jacket. Later on, he explained that he pulled off the second playoff hole by hooking it almost 40 yards. The left handed winner added that he is very good at hooking which is why he opted for this hit.
His South African rival admitted that Watson deserved the title. The 2010 British Open champion stated that it was a good day for both players, but Watson played unbelievably well, so he had to receive the jacket.