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2012 Masters, Results and Recap: Bubba Watson Basks In The Glow Of Victory

When the smoke cleared from a memorable 76th Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course on Sunday evening, Bubba Watson was the lone man standing with his arms raised triumphantly.

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Watson looked like a long shot throughout much of the day, seemingly a couple strokes behind the whole weekend. However, he ran off four consecutive birdies on the back nine to force a playoff and after a brutal tee shot on the third playoff hole, made one of the most incredible shots in Masters history.

From deep in the woods, Watson cut the ball around trees and landed it within 15 feet of the hole, two-putting to victory from there.

Louis Oosthuizen played remarkably, but just couldn't make a few key putts down the stretch to seal the deal. His double eagle on the second hole was historic (only the fourth one ever at Augusta and first on the second) and put him in the lead virtually the whole day.

On the local side of things, Sean O'Hair finished +3 for the tournament with a disastrous 77 on Sunday. Jim Furyk, the West Chester, PA native, ended his weekend at -3 to take 11th place.

However, it was Watson who took the glory to claim his first green jacket.

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