Masters Moments: Bubba Watson’s emotional play-off victory in 2012 | Golf News

first_img Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Get a NOW TV Sky Sports Pass Catch your favourite sport with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass – one-off payment just £9.99 Bubba Watson claimed his first major victory by beating Louis Oosthuizen in a play-off at Augusta National in 2012 and there were plenty of tears after his win; Watch the 2020 Masters live from November 12-15 on Sky Sports’ dedicated Masters channel Last Updated: 07/11/20 7:35pm – Advertisement – – Advertisement – We take a trip back to the 2012 Masters and Bubba Watson’s tearful reaction as he claimed his first major victory There were plenty of tears at Augusta National in 2012 after Bubba Watson claimed his first major victory by securing the first of his two Masters titles.The American left-hander was forced into a play-off with South African Louis Oosthuizen after the pair finished on 10 under after 72 holes.They both parred the first extra hole – the 18th – and it looked to be advantage Oosthuizen when Watson hooked his tee shot on the second extra hole – the 10th – into the trees down the right of the fairway. 2:20 However, he then produced a sensational recovery shot as he hooked a wedge from the pine straw onto the green, turning his ball almost 90 degrees, and within 10 feet of the hole.Watson missed his birdie putt but Oosthuizen failed to make his par and the American tapped in to secure the title.center_img That sparked a flood of tears as he hugged his caddie Ted Scott and he then shared a touching moment with his mother as his victory started to sink in.Click on the video above to see Watson’s magic from the pines and his tearful victory celebration! Watch The Masters this November live on Sky Sports, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports’ Masters channel. Live coverage beings with Featured Groups from 12.30pm on Thursday November 12. – Advertisement – Watson dons the Green Jacket after his victory Watson dons the Green Jacket after his victory

Refs never saw angle viewers did on controversial possession call

first_imgIt might make you feel a little better about last night, or it might make the loss in the National Championship game even worse.Either way, earlier Tuesday, NCAA head of officials John Adams went on Sirius XM College Sports Nation and felt obligated to bring up the call on this controversial play late in the second half.The rest of the angles of the play were pretty inconclusive, but this slow-mo, up-close view of the ball tipping off Justise Winslow’s outstretched finger was the one that could have overturned the official’s initial decision. Except, they never saw it.“We have been told time and time again, ‘Nobody at home will see anything you didn’t see,’ and I will tell you that is not what happened last night,” Adams said in the interview with Tim Brando.The worst part about it is that Adams saw the angle after the referees had made their decision, but didn’t know if it was in his prerogative to stop the game to have the officials look at this other angle.He knew it was a big call, had the intuition that it could affect the game, but did nothing. Oops.I guess we’ll never know if it would’ve affected the outcome.Here’s the audio from the interview.last_img read more