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Masters 2012: Bubba Watson Wins First Major

After losing in a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship, Bubba Watson made sure he wouldn't have that feeling again. Watson, who hit some clutch shots down the stretch to force a playoff with Louis Oosthuizen, hit a brilliant second shot on the second sudden death hole to help setup a par putt that gave him his first Masters win.

Along with the prestige of winning his first Masters, Watson will also be able to celebrate with his $1,440,000 check. While Oosthuizen will look back on a couple of shots that could have made the difference, he won't go home empty-handed, as he will receive $864,000. For information on all the earnings be sure to visit the SB Nation Golf site.

Colorado St. alum Martin Laird struggled throughout the tournament and finished at +11. Laird finished tied for 57th after shooting +5 in the final round of competition.

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