Watson Snags Second Green Jacket

American Bubba Watson held off the rest of the field to win by three shots and clinch his second US Masters title in the last three years.

Source: Andrew Redington/ Getty Images

Source: Andrew Redington/ Getty Images

Coming into the final round at Augusta tied for the lead with fellow countryman and Masters rookie Jordan Spieth, Watson shot a three under round of 69 to finish at eight under and seal the win.

 

Watson was a constant presence at the top of the leaderboard for the majority of the prestigious tournament, opening up with a round of three under on Thursday, followed by a round of four under on Friday, but he fell back to the pack after the third round when he shot two over, leaving him tied at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round.

 

After his win in 2012, Watson struggled to deal with the pressure and he admitted this after his win early Monday morning Australian time.

 

“It took me a while learning to be a dad, and learning to have a green jacket with me,” said Watson.

 

“Those are two big things to adjust to, it took me a year to realise I’m not really that good, I’ve got to keep practising.”

 

The big hitting left-hander finished off by saying how humbling it is to win a second Masters title.

 

“A small-town guy named Bubba now has two green jackets, it’s pretty cool,” said Watson.

 

Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget

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