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In winning his second Green Jacket at the 2014 US Masters, Bubba Watson became the 17th golfer to win multiple Masters Golf victories at Augusta National, Georgia.

This second victory at Augusta National once again confirmed the big hitting lefty’s golf game is tailor made for this tree lined venued.

Watson withstood the challenges of 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Sweden’s Jonas Blixt. More significantly, Watson, who 24 hours earlier had talked about having “issues,” erased his own doubts, thanks largely to a booming driver which unlocked the challenges of Augusta National’s 7,435-yard layout.

Watson shot a final round of 3-under-par 69 for an 8-under-par total of 280, and a three-stroke victory over Spieth (72) and Blixt (71). Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 71 to finish fourth at 284.

Watson, who had trouble with the putter in Saturday’s third round with two three-putts and 33 total putts, had 10 one-putt greens Sunday in a total of 25. During a final round in which nobody came after him on the second nine, Watson did what he needed to do, making seven pars and a birdie at the par-5 13th hole.

Blixt, who was trying to become the first male Swede to win a major golf championship, was delighted with his under-par round.

Watson, a 35-year-old left-hander, joins Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Tom Watson, Seve Ballesteros, Ben Crenshaw, Jose Maria Olazabal, Bernhard Langer and Horton Smith as a two-time winner. Only eight golfers have won the Masters more often. That list begins with golf legends Jack Nicklaus (6), Arnold Palmer (4) and Tiger Woods (4), and ends with three-time winners Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead, Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson.

Watson, a Floridian with an unconventional swing and an approach to match, put his name alongside the great champions at the greatest major championship venue in golf.

Watson became the third left-hander to win the Masters in 2012, and his second Green Jacket marked the sixth victory by a lefty since 2003. Mike Weir won in 2003, and Mickelson won in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

In the measured drives, Watson averaged 305.62 yards, tops in the field. In the final round, he averaged 316 yards. On the par-5 15th hole, his four drives during the tournament measured 325, 343, 340 and 343 yards.

A full list of golf scores for all players that played 72 holes is detailed below.

2014 US Masters Golf Results and Prize money:-

1 Bubba Watson -8 69 68 74 69 280 $1,620,000
2 Jonas Blixt -5 70 71 71 71 283 $792,000
2 Jordan Spieth -5 71 70 70 72 283 $792,000
4 Miguel-Angel Jimenez -4 71 76 66 71 284 $432,000
5 Rickie Fowler -2 71 75 67 73 286 $342,000
5 Matt Kuchar -2 73 71 68 74 286 $342,000
7 Lee Westwood -1 73 71 70 73 287 $301,500
8 Thomas Bjorn E 73 68 73 74 288 $234,000
8 Bernhard Langer E 72 74 73 69 288 $234,000
8 Rory McIlroy E 71 77 71 69 288 $234,000
8 John Senden E 72 68 75 73 288 $234,000
8 Kevin Stadler E 70 73 72 73 288 $234,000
8 Jimmy Walker E 70 72 76 70 288 $234,000
14 Stewart Cink +1 73 72 76 68 289 $148,500
14 Jamie Donaldson +1 73 70 76 70 289 $148,500
14 Jim Furyk +1 74 68 72 75 289 $148,500
14 Justin Rose +1 76 70 69 74 289 $148,500
14 Adam Scott +1 69 72 76 72 289 $148,500
14 Henrik Stenson +1 73 72 74 70 289 $148,500
20 Fred Couples +2 71 71 73 75 290 $101,160
20 Jason Day +2 75 73 70 72 290 $101,160
20 Bill Haas +2 68 78 74 70 290 $101,160
20 Chris Kirk +2 75 72 71 72 290 $101,160
20 Ian Poulter +2 76 70 70 74 290 $101,160
25 Louis Oosthuizen +3 69 75 75 72 291 $79,200
26 Steven Bowditch +4 74 72 74 72 292 $66,600
26 Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano +4 75 69 74 74 292 $66,600
26 Joost Luiten +4 75 73 77 67 292 $66,600
26 Hunter Mahan +4 74 72 74 72 292 $66,600
26 Gary Woodland +4 70 77 69 76 292 $66,600
31 Russell Henley +5 73 70 75 75 293 $55,800
31 Martin Kaymer +5 75 72 73 73 293 $55,800
31 Steve Stricker +5 72 73 73 75 293 $55,800
34 K.J. Choi +6 70 75 78 71 294 $48,600
34 Stephen Gallacher +6 71 72 81 70 294 $48,600
34 Jose-Maria Olazabal +6 74 74 73 73 294 $48,600
37 Brendon DeJonge +7 74 72 76 73 295 $40,500
37 Billy Horschel +7 75 72 75 73 295 $40,500
37 Thongchai Jaidee +7 73 74 75 73 295 $40,500
37 Vijay Singh +7 75 71 74 75 295 $40,500
37 Brandt Snedeker +7 70 74 80 71 295 $40,500
42 Lucas Glover +8 75 69 77 75 296 $34,200
42 Kevin Streelman +8 72 71 74 79 296 $34,200
44 Darren Clarke +9 74 74 73 76 297 $27,972
44 Sandy Lyle +9 76 72 76 73 297 $27,972
44 Thorbjorn Olesen +9 74 72 76 75 297 $27,972
44 Nick Watney +9 72 75 76 74 297 $27,972
44 Mike Weir +9 73 72 79 73 297 $27,972
49 Oliver Goss +10 76 71 76 75 298 -
50 Francesco Molinari +11 71 76 76 76 299 $23,400
51 Larry Mize +16 74 72 79 79 304 $22,680

Author

Graham J Gordon, The Editor and Owner, GolfblogspotUK

The GolfblogspotUK website is owned and run by former Walker Cup player and European Tour card holder, Graham J Gordon, from Scotland, the Home of Golf. The owner is a golf fanatic who had to retire early from competitive tour play due to a back injury that required surgery. Graham wishes to share his knowledge and own experiences of the game with the GolfblogspotUK community and to receive your feedback on all aspects of the sport. Graham has been playing the game for over 20 years and received a great deal of pleasure from the sport. He has met several friends and visited many different places around the world, thanks to playing the great game of golf. Time to put a little back into the game to help others.

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