AUGUSTA, Ga. – It takes a special shot to beat a double eagle. And somewhere in Bubba Watson’s bag of tricks, he found just the right one for an escape worthy of a green jacket.
Deep in the trees right of Augusta National’s 10th fairway, the left-hander’s window back to the fairway showed only a bunker short of the green. Up above, branches left only a small opening as well.
Watson found it – practically snap-hooking a wedge onto the putting surface in Sunday’s fading light to set up a Masters playoff victory, beating Louis Oosthuizen on the second extra hole.
“I’m pretty good at hooking it,” said Watson, perhaps...