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

Justin Thomas moves to No. 1 in world with win WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

first_imgJustin Thomas said learning from his mistakes was key to his WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational victory.Thomas carded a 5-under 65 to earn a three-stroke win in Memphis on Sunday, securing his third PGA Tour success of the season. The American also moved to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking as he continued his strong form in 2020.Thomas said he learned plenty ahead of his victory, particularly at the Workday Charity Open, where he gave up a three-stroke lead before losing to Collin Morikawa in a playoff last month.”It was a hard-fought day, but it meant a lot,” he told the Golf Channel. “I felt like how we did it, being four behind to start the day, I haven’t exactly played well coming from behind in the past. I felt like I learned a lot from that, especially Colonial.”I just didn’t handle it well and I pressed way too hard and I definitely learned a lot from Workday in Columbus, just how I handled that lead and that situation the last couple of holes. I did obviously a very poor job, but because of that I felt a lot more calm and stayed more in the moment today.” The youngest players to reach 13 wins.1. Tiger Woods (23 years old)2. Jack Nicklaus (25 years old)3. Justin Thomas (27 years old) pic.twitter.com/mOm5hcDkZh— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 2, 2020Thomas is also on top of the FedEx Cup standings to match his standing in the World Golf Ranking.The 27-year-old said he still had room for improvement ahead of the PGA Championship starting on Thursday.”It was really important, but at the end of the day if you don’t play well in the playoffs, it’s hard to win a FedEx Cup, especially in Atlanta,” Thomas said. “Right now, I’m obviously very happy and elated that we got it done today but I need to work on some things and get ready for the PGA next week and try and win another major.”last_img read more