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Bubba Watson Sends Eagle Putt Directly Into The Bunker

Bubba Watson, on the stroke immediately after his eagle putt.
Photo: David Goldman (AP)

Owing to the insane three-day brilliance of leader Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson’s perfectly respectable six-under headed into Sunday at the Masters put him nowhere close to contending for the lead in the final round. An early eagle certainly wouldn’t have hurt the cause! I bring that up because Watson had an eagle putt on the par-5 second hole today, and picked out for himself a fascinating, wonderful line. Behold:


You don’t see this real often! Watson, to his credit, was aggressive with the eagle putt, and that meant traversing the fringe for a shot at glory. Also to his credit: he was able to salvage the hole and make par.

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