louis-oosthuizen-bubba-watson-masters-play-off.jpgThe 2012 Masters has not handed out its green jacket just yet. South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen and Floridian Bubba Watson, who, in a bit of serendipitous drama, were paired together on the final day of the tournament, have forced a playoff.

Going into the 18th hole, Oosthuizen and Watson were tied at 10-under and both reached the green in two, though Watson was in better position to one-putt for a birdie. Oosthuizen did not make his first shot and left the door open for Watson to sink his putt and be in a position to win. But Watson missed his first putt as well and then both sank their second shots to remain tied at 10-under par.

They were not the final group and Phil Mickelson could have birdied the final two holes or eagled 18 to tie them, but Lefty did not pull it off, finishing 8-under after a par on 18. He finished tied for third with Lee Westwood, Peter Hanson and Matt Kuchar.

The playoff begins immediately at the par four 18th hole. It’s a sudden-death format – first man to win a hole wins the tournament.
Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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