2012 Masters Tournament: Watson Wins in Playoff

Bubba Watson survived a playoff against Louis Oosthuizen to win the 2012 Masters, which was the 76th one played.

Winner: Bubba Watson, 278

Where it was played: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia

Tournament dates: April 5-8, 2012

Leader after first round: Lee Westwood, 67

Leader after second round: Fred Couples and Jason Dufner, 139

Leader after third round: Peter Hanson, 207

Notable Notes: With his victory here, Watson became the third left-handed golfer to win The Masters. It was Bubba's first win in a major championship.

The 2012 Masters will always be recalled for Watson's giant hook shot played out of the deep trees, off pine needles, with a wedge, on the second playoff hole. The shot is one of the things about Bubba related by ABC News in this next-day story:

Final Scores

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

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