Bubba takes the win

Last years winner, Adam Scott, congratulates Bubba Watson on his victory after putting the jacket on Watson. He finished eight under par beating Jonas Blixt and Jason Spieth by 3 strokes.

Last year’s winner, Adam Scott, congratulates Bubba Watson on his victory after putting the jacket on Watson. He finished eight under par beating Jonas Blixt and Jason Spieth by three strokes. Photo courtesy of  The Masters tournament.

 

Another Masters golf tournament has come to a close, marking the 78th year of the famous tournament at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia. Gerry Lestor Watson Jr., also known as Bubba Watson, was the one putting on the green jacket on Sunday afternoon.

This is Watson’s second time winning the Masters, including another win only two years ago. Watson started the week strong with a 69 and a 68, where it looked like he could take the weekend. After a tough third round where he shot a 74 he left 20-year old Jordan Spieth only one stroke behind him on the leader board. The pairing of Jordan Spieth and Watson led to a highly anticipated Sunday, where any win would be historic from the two leaders.

Spieth, only twenty years old, would be the youngest player to ever win the Masters, beating Tiger Woods who was 21 when he won. Spieth finished with a score of 283 leaving him five under par and tied for second place with Jonas Blixt of Sweden.

“I thought Watson played really well, but I wish Speith could have held on to be the youngest player to ever win. It’s always cool for there to be historic wins like it could have been with Speith,” says Heritage golfer Riggs Winz ’14.

Watson has now won two green jackets in only three years, making only 9 men to win 2 Masters out of 3 years, and being only the seventh golfer to have his first two major wins at the Masters and the first since 1999, according to ESPN.

“Bubba Watson is such an inspirational golfer. He always has a great attitude, and he always puts his family first. Many young golfers look up to him, and I can see why. He deserves the victory and hopefully he will be one of the best golfers of all time,” says Heritage golfer Peter Sullivan ’14.

The Masters is the first of the four major tournaments, preceding The Open championship, The US Open and then the PGA championship.

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