Bubba Watson wins 2014 Masters
Bubba Watson survived an impressive run from Jordan Spieth on the first nine and went on to win his second
One for the kid.
Nope, not The Kid, not that one.
The one 18 years Jordan Spieth's junior.
Watson's little guy, Caleb, was noticeably absent in 2012 but this year the emotional Watson got to drink in the glory with his entire family in tow. The wife, the kid.
Winning at golf is so much better when you have a toddler pic.twitter.com/ARxB5e0tXC— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) April 13, 2014
And all of this after defeating The Kid.
Watson's buddy Rickie Fowler said earlier in the week that Watson is still Watson, even if hes changed a little bit.
"He's definitely more relaxed. He's enjoying life a little bit more. Having Caleb around and having a family, golf is not his, obviously, I guess, main priority in a way; it's a bonus."
The big left-hander seemed every bit relaxed on a grueling day at Augusta.
He took down the fighting 20-year-old Texan, who couldn't seal the deal after an electrifying first nine. As a result Watson won his second green jacket in three years on Sunday.
Watson overpowered the course over the final nine holes after going out in a super impressive 33 on the first nine. He shot 69, just like he did in 2012 when he won his first one, and beat The Kid by three.
He told CBS' Jim Nantz he was on autopilot down the stretch.
"I was telling my caddie coming up 18 'I don't remember the last few holes. I just remember hanging on.' Walking up 18 was a little bit easier this time."
The now two-time Masters champion got down two early to the prodigy Spieth and entered the danger zone after a bad bogey at No. 3. A sweet birdie at No. 4 -- after Spieth holed out for birdie -- got things going and Watson would go on to birdie three of the next five as well.
The script flipped four shots worth on Nos. 8-9 as Watson went birdie-birdie and Spieth went bogey-bogey and we got a taste of what was to come.
The fight ended early on the second nine, too as Watson survived the first three holes then lit No. 13 on fire with a 366-yard drive and easy birdie.
He coasted from there. Well, he "coasted" from there.
The never-boring lefty went for the green on his second shot on No. 15 even though his tee ball went into the woods. CBS' David Feherty said he'd "lost his marbles" and most everyone else agreed.
It worked, though, which it usually seems to do for Mr. Watson.
With the win Watson becomes just the eighth golfer ever to win two green jackets in a three-year span and the third since 2000 (Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson).
He also becomes the 17th golfer in history to win this tournament multiple times.
Watson also told Nantz this one was more difficult than the first one.
"This one is a lot different. The first one it's like I lucked into it and this one was a lot of hard work and dedication. After giving up that jacket last year I wanted it back."
Bubba simultaneously reminisced and looked ahead on Saturday night on claiming his second green jacket with just 18 holes left to play.
"It's one of those things that you have dreamed about this your whole life as a kid, if you want to be a professional golfer you've dreamed about it, you've thought about it."
The dream is a reality.
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