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WATSON WINS SECOND GREEN JACKET

Mary Liz Nolan

 

Bubba Watson has earned his second green jacket in three years by taking advantage of a two-hole turnaround at the Masters on Sunday.

Watson was three shots behind third-round co-leader Jordan Spieth early in the final round and trailed by two before things changed during the eighth and ninth holes.  That’s where Spieth carded consecutive bogeys while Watson birdied each hole, giving the 2012 champion a lead he never relinquished.

Watson got just over $1.6 million for the win.  Spieth and Jonas Blixt, who tied for second, each got $792,000.

Miguel Angel Jimenez finished fourth, four shots off the pace and two ahead of Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar.