Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters. "As an athlete, as a golfer, this is the Mecca," Watson said. "This is what we strive for, to put on the green jacket."
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On the second playoff hole, Watson hit a poor drive, but he was able to hook a wedge out of trouble and land his ball 10 feet from the cup.
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Oosthuizen's second shot came up short of the green, and he failed to get up-and-down for par. "I just wanted to pitch it somewhere five, six yards onto the green, and the ball just didn't go anywhere," said Oosthuizen on his second shot.
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After Oosthuizen made bogey, Watson tapped in for par to win his first major championship.
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Oosthuizen started his round by making the first double eagle ever on the par-5 second hole. "That was my first double eagle ever, and to do it in a spot like Augusta, that's special," he said.
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Surprisingly, Oosthuizen tossed his ball into the crowd.
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Wayne Mitchell of Allentown, Pa., caught Oosthuizen's ball after he tossed it into the crowd. After a discussion with Augusta National officials, Mitchell donated the ball to the club.
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Phil Mickelson was near the lead until a triple bogey on No. 4. He finished tied for third.
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Mickelson was forced to play two shots right handed as he tried to get out of trouble.
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Peter Hanson, who started the final round with a one-shot lead, rallied after a rough start to tie for third.
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Tiger Woods shot a two-over 74 for his worst finish at the Masters as a professional.
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Padraig Harrington double bogeyed 18 to drop into a tie for eighth.
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Matt Kuchar eagled the par-5 15th to briefly tie for the lead, but a bogey on 16 ended his chances.
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Ian Poulter finished seventh after a three-under 69.
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Lee Westwood made four birdies on the back nine to tie for third.
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Hunter Mahan, who won last week in Houston, tied for 12th.
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Twenty years after he won the Masters, Fred Couples tied for 12th.
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Rory McIlroy started the third round one shot off the lead, but he went 77-76 on the weekend.
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