Bubba Watson’s Homecoming

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When Bubba Watson returned to his hometown of Bagdad, Fla., for the first time since his second Masters victory, signs of his presence were everywhere, and photographer Ben Van Hook was on the scene to capture the drama for Sports Illustrated.
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A young Watson fan shows her allegiance.
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Watson sat for a class picture at his old grade school.
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Watson received a hero's welcome in the Milton High gymnasium where he had showed off his basketball talents.
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Watson waves to a crowd of about 1,800 kids.
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"This is a dream come true," Watson told the crowd.
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Watson made sure to snap a selfie.
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Watson had some fun handing out pizza slices.
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Watson capped his unforgettable day by throwing out the first pitch at a Pensacola Blue Wahoos game.