Masters 2014: Bubba Watson struggles, shares lead with Spieth

Bubba Watson went the wrong way Saturday. (Getty Images)

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Bubba Watson started his round Saturday with a three-stroke lead. That's not how he finished.

Watson fired a third-round 74 and is now just 5-under for the tournament, tied with Jordan Spieth.

It started well for Bubba. He eagled the par-5 2nd after a bogey on the first, but bogeys at the 4th, 6th, and 7th, however, had him in a bad spot.

He missed an eagle on No. 13 by, like, 15 feet, which appeared to be a show of nerves, perhaps. He missed his birdie coming back, and had to settle for a par. The par-5 15th set up well for Watson, but his birdie putt again went begging.

It was downhill from there, only not in a good way. Watson made a mess of the 16th, missing a makeable par and finishing with bogey. The next hole, the par-4 17th, lined up well for Watson, but his approach was short and his birdie putt was, well, bad.

Luckily, at least for Bubba, he rolled in his par.

His final hole didn't go any better. Watson's second shot flew into the patrons and his ball ended up aside the green, and his chip for birdie was a touch too firm.

In order to get his second green jacket, Bubba will have to vanquish Jordan Spieth, who is looking to become the youngest Masters winner ever

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