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Double Bubba Bubba Watson clinches second Masters Title in three years CHAMPION: Bubba Watson proudly shows off his second green jacket after a three shot victory at Augusta last weekend

By Ashley Grint

All eyes watched on as the last ball finally dropped into the 18th hole at Augusta National on Sunday as Bubba Watson came away with his second Masters Title. Unlike in 2012, when the American was forced into a play-off with South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, Watson had all but clinched the title heading into the final hole. 20-year-old Jordan Spieth had looked like he may break Tiger Woods’ record for youngest winner of the tournament, yet a stuttering final day ensured the jackpot, the trophy and of course the jacket was Watson’s. Trailing by two shots after seven holes, the 35-year-old from Florida took advantage of Spieth’s consecutive bogies on the eighth and ninth, putting two birdies of his own to flip the Leaderboard on its head. The fan favourite held his nerve coming down the back nine, coming in at even par before celebrating with his family in true Augusta National style. “This one is a lot different,” proclaimed a teary-eyed Watson, as he

was helped into his jacket by last year’s champion, Adam Scott. “The first one for me, it's almost like I lucked into it. This one was a lot of hard work and dedication. “After giving away that jacket last year, I wanted it back. I told Adam we could just swap it back and forth every year. I never loved green so much,” added the American, who became the 17th player to win the Masters more than once. Spieth, meanwhile was forced to share second spot with Swede Jonas Blixt, after he carded his worst round of the tournament, despite it still being a par round. “That was fun, but at the same time, it hurts right now,” the young American said. “I wanted to get in contention on the back nine Sunday, but didn't come out on top. “Although it sits a little hard right now, I'll be back and I can't wait to be back. It was an incredible experience. It was so much fun, it really was. Even if I didn't show it there on the back nine, it was. “I took it all in, standing ovations for both of us to each green, it was a dream come true.”

RUNNER-UP: Jordan Spieth finished just two shots off the lead in joint second place after carding a par-72 round on his final day

Asian Express National - April Edition 2014  
Asian Express National - April Edition 2014