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2012 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2012 Masters Tournament

Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win the 2012 Masters, even though Oosthuizen scored a double eagle earlier in the round.

Entering the final round, Watson was three off the lead of Peter Hanson, with Oosthuizen two behind. And 3-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson was in-between, just one off the lead.

But Mickelson got into trouble early in the final round, knocking his tee ball on the fourth hole short and wide left of the green. It rolled down into a stand of bamboo, from which Mickelson needed two strokes just to get out. He wound up with a triple bogey, and while Mickelson managed to get his round back to par, he was unable to scare the leaders from that point on. Hanson was never a major factor in the final round, and finished tied for third with Mickelson, plus Matt Kuchar and Lee Westwood.

Oosthuizen, meanwhile, began his final round with a bang. On the par-5 second hole, Oosthuizen scored a double eagle from 260 yards out. It was just the fourth double eagle ever made in The Masters, and it vaulted Oosthuizen into the lead at 10-under. That's the score Oosthuizen finished on, too.

And so did Watson, although Bubba made a late charge to get there. After bogeying No. 12, Watson reeled off four straight birdies from 13 through 16, tying Oosthuizen, and then parring out to get into the playoff.

Both players parred the first extra hole. And when Watson hit a wayward drive on the second playoff hole, things looked good for Oosthuizen - until the South African also missed the fairway. Oosthuizen's second shot came up short of the green. Meanwhile, Watson, from off of pine straw far afield of the fairway, hit a big-hooking wedge to about 15 feet from the pin.

When Oosthuizen missed his par putt, Watson needed only to 2-putt for the Green Jacket, and that's what he did.

Watson and Oosthuizen were both involved in majors in 2010, too. Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open, while Watson lost a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship.

It was Watson's first major and just his fourth PGA Tour victory. He became the third lefthander to win the Masters after Mike Weir and Mickelson.

Tiger Woods, a winner in his most recent start entering the 2012 Masters, struggled to a 40th-place finish, the worst Masters finish of his professional career to this date.

Gary Player made his debut as an honorary starter this year, joining Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in hitting the ceremonial opening drives.

2012 Masters Scores
Results from the 2012 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia (p-won playoff; a-amateur):

p-Bubba Watson 69-71-70-68--278 $1,440,000
Louis Oosthuizen 68-72-69-69--278 $864,000
Matt Kuchar 71-70-70-69--280 $384,000
Lee Westwood 67-73-72-68--280 $384,000
Phil Mickelson 74-68-66-72--280 $384,000
Peter Hanson 68-74-65-73--280 $384,000
Ian Poulter 72-72-70-69--283 $268,000
Justin Rose 72-72-72-68--284 $232,000
Adam Scott 75-70-73-66--284 $232,000
Padraig Harrington 71-73-68-72--284 $232,000
Jim Furyk 70-73-72-70--285 $200,000
Sergio Garcia 72-68-75-71--286 $156,800
Graeme McDowell 75-72-71-68--286 $156,800
Kevin Na 71-75-72-68--286 $156,800
Fred Couples 72-67-75-72--286 $156,800
Hunter Mahan 72-72-68-74--286 $156,800
Bo Van Pelt 73-75-75-64--287 $124,000
Ben Crane 69-73-72-73--287 $124,000
Charles Howell III 72-70-74-72--288 $96,960
Brandt Snedeker 72-75-68-73--288 $96,960
Geoff Ogilvy 74-72-71-71--288 $96,960
Fredrik Jacobson 76-68-70-74--288 $96,960
Francesco Molinari 69-75-70-74--288 $96,960
Anders Hansen 76-72-73-68--289 $70,400
Paul Lawrie 69-72-72-76--289 $70,400
Jason Dufner 69-70-75-75--289 $70,400
Rickie Fowler 74-74-72-70--290 $56,800
Vijay Singh 70-72-76-72--290 $56,800
Keegan Bradley 71-77-73-69--290 $56,800
Scott Stallings 70-77-70-73--290 $56,800
Jonathan Byrd 72-71-72-75--290 $56,800
Sean O'Hair 73-70-71-77--291 $45,280
Angel Cabrera 71-78-71-71--291 $45,280
Luke Donald 75-73-75-68--291 $45,280
Zach Johnson 70-74-75-72--291 $45,280
Nick Watney 71-71-72-77--291 $45,280
Bill Haas 72-74-76-70--292 $37,600
Thomas Bjorn 73-76-74-69--292 $37,600
Sang-Moon Bae 75-71-69-77--292 $37,600
Aaron Baddeley 71-71-77-74--293 $32,000
Tiger Woods 72-75-72-74--293 $32,000
Rory McIlroy 71-69-77-76--293 $32,000
Henrik Stenson 71-71-70-81--293 $32,000
Martin Kaymer 72-75-75-72--294 $26,400
Kevin Chappell 71-76-71-76--294 $26,400
Webb Simpson 72-74-70-78--294 $26,400
Steve Stricker 71-77-72-75--295 $22,560
Ross Fisher 71-77-73-74--295 $22,560
a-Patrick Cantlay 71-78-74-72--295
Stewart Cink 71-75-81-69--296 $19,960
Charl Schwartzel 72-75-75-74--296 $19,960
David Toms 73-73-75-75--296 $19,960
Robert Karlsson 74-74-77-71--296 $19,960
a-Hideki Matsuyama 71-74-72-80--297
Scott Verplank 73-75-75-74--297 $18,880
Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-72-76-81--298 $18,560
Y.E. Yang 73-70-75-81--299 $18,240
Martin Laird 76-72-74-77--299 $18,240
Edoardo Molinari 75-74-76-74--299 $18,240
Trevor Immelman 78-71-76-76--301 $17,920
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 74-75-76-77--302 $17,760
a-Kelly Kraft 74-75-77-80--306

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