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Bubba Watson Wins 2014 Masters for His Second Green Jacket

bubba watson wears the green jacket after the 2014 Masters
Bubba Watson donned the Green Jacket for the second time after winning the 2014 Masters.
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Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth began the final round of the 2014 Masters tied at 5-under par, and appeared ready to battle the whole day. But Watson earned a 2-stroke lead by the time they reached the back nine, and he held steady over most of the final nine holes to win his second Green Jacket.

Watson first won at the 2012 Masters. He had the experience and course know-how. Spieth was only 20 years old, just in his second season as a pro. Yet it was Spieth who got off to the better start in the final round. After seven holes of Round 4, Spieth led Watson by two strokes. But the tournament turned on Holes 8 and 9 at Augusta National: Spieth went bogey-bogey, while Watson went birdie-birdie. That 4-shot swing moved Watson from two down to two up.

Watson bogied the 10th and his lead was back to one. But Spieth bogied No. 12, then Watson birdied No. 13 to push his lead to three strokes, where it remained until he holed out on the 18th. Watson earned the victory in Bubba fashion: booming drives that left short approaches, creativity and shot shaping, and a deft touch on the tough Augusta greens.

Watson finished at 8-under 280, with Jonas Blixt tying Spieth for second at 283.

The victory made Watson the 17th golfer to win more than one Masters, and also just the second left-handed golfer to earn more than one major championship trophy. Watson won his second Masters in his sixth start in the tournament, tying Jimmy Demaret and Arnold Palmer for second place on the fastest-to-win-two-Masters list (Horton Smith is the recordholder with two wins in his first three Masters appearances).

It was a great year for the over-50 set at Augusta National. Fifty-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez finished fourth; 56-year-old Bernhard Langer tied for eighth; and 54-year-old Fred Couples was in contention into the early part of the fourth round before fading to 21st.

The 2014 Masters was played minus the Eisenhower Tree, a longtime landmark on the 17th hole; it was so severely damaged in an ice storm a couple months before the tournament that the club removed it.

2014 Masters Tournament Scores
Results from the 2014 Masters golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (a-amateur):

Bubba Watson 69-68-74-69--280 $1,620,000
Jonas Blixt 70-71-71-71--283 $792,000
Jordan Spieth 71-70-70-72--283 $792,000
Miguel Angel Jimenez 71-76-66-71--284 $432,000
Matt Kuchar 73-71-68-74--286 $342,000
Rickie Fowler 71-75-67-73--286 $342,000
Lee Westwood 73-71-70-73--287 $301,500
Bernhard Langer 72-74-73-69--288 $234,000
John Senden 72-68-75-73--288 $234,000
Thomas Bjorn 73-68-73-74--288 $234,000
Jimmy Walker 70-72-76-70--288 $234,000
Kevin Stadler 70-73-72-73--288 $234,000
Rory McIlroy 71-77-71-69--288 $234,000
Stewart Cink 73-72-76-68--289 $148,500
Jim Furyk 74-68-72-75--289 $148,500
Jamie Donaldson 73-70-76-70--289 $148,500
Justin Rose 76-70-69-74--289 $148,500
Adam Scott 69-72-76-72--289 $148,500
Henrik Stenson 73-72-74-70--289 $148,500
Fred Couples 71-71-73-75--290 $101,160
Ian Poulter 76-70-70-74--290 $101,160
Bill Haas 68-78-74-70--290 $101,160
Jason Day 75-73-70-72--290 $101,160
Chris Kirk 75-72-71-72--290 $101,160
Louis Oosthuizen 69-75-75-72--291 $79,200
Steven Bowditch 74-72-74-72--292 $66,600
Hunter Mahan 74-72-74-72--292 $66,600
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 75-69-74-74--292 $66,600
Joost Luiten 75-73-77-67--292 $66,600
Gary Woodland 70-77-69-76--292 $66,600
Steve Stricker 72-73-73-75--293 $55,800
Martin Kaymer 75-72-73-73--293 $55,800
Russell Henley 73-70-75-75--293 $55,800
K.J. Choi 70-75-78-71--294 $48,600
Jose Maria Olazabal 74-74-73-73--294 $48,600
Stephen Gallacher 71-72-81-70--294 $48,600
Vijay Singh 75-71-74-75--295 $40,500
Thongchai Jaidee 73-74-75-73--295 $40,500
Brendon de Jonge 74-72-76-73--295 $40,500
Brandt Snedeker 70-74-80-71--295 $40,500
Billy Horschel 75-72-75-73--295 $40,500
Lucas Glover 75-69-77-75--296 $34,200
Kevin Streelman 72-71-74-79--296 $34,200
Mike Weir 73-72-79-73--297 $27,972
Sandy Lyle 76-72-76-73--297 $27,972
Darren Clarke 74-74-73-76--297 $27,972
Nick Watney 72-75-76-74--297 $27,972
Thorbjorn Olesen 74-72-76-75--297 $27,972
a-Oliver Goss 76-71-76-75--298
Francesco Molinari 71-76-76-76--299 $23,400
Larry Mize 74-72-79-79--304 $22,680

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