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2012 Masters, Results And Recap: Bubba Watson's Spectacular Shot Earns Him Green Jacket

Bubba Watson isn't Tiger Woods or Jack Nicholas, but his second shot on the second playoff hole of the 2012 Masters will go down one of the most pivotal single shots in the tournament's history. After tying Louis Oosthuizen on the first playoff hole, Watson yanked his following tee shot into the woods on the course's tenth hole. Luckily for Watson, Oosthuizen soon joined him there, but it was Watson that made the most of the opportunity.

Watson's shot out of the woods went into the hole's fairway before hooking left and rolling onto the green. Oosthuizen called it a "curveball," and Watson seemed still stunned by the shot's success after the tournament, and rightfully so. For his part, Oosthuizen pitched out of the woods and ended up a few feet short of the green, but after chipping up onto the green, he narrowly missed a par put that would've put some pressure back on Watson. Instead, the Georgia native calmly two-putted for par and soon found himself draped in green, but even that won't be most people's enduring memory of the 2012 Masters.

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