Bubba Watson has had a decent showing at the Masters this weekend, but one huge mistake on Sunday likely will be remembered much longer than his overall performance.
The two-time champ at Augusta National inexplicably putted a ball into the bunker on the second hole of his round on Sunday. If that sounds bizarre, it’s because it is.
Take a look for yourself:
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It’s hard to understand how Watson misread the putt that badly, but it just goes to show you that even professionals make big mistakes from time to time.
Watson’s errant putt was actually an eagle attempt, so he was in good shape before the mishap. He was able to get up and down from out of the bunker to save par.
Although he didn’t reach double-digits under par like the leaders, Watson still had a fine tournament and finished in a tie for fifth at 9 under par.
Watson won this event in 2012 and 2014, but he’s never won another major. He’s also struggled at Augusta National in more recent years, failing to make the cut in 2017 and finishing outside the top-30 in both 2015 and 2016.
The former Georgia Bulldogs standout is currently the No. 19-ranked golfer in the world.