Bubba Watson (Carl Linderg, Wikimedia Commons)
One of golf’s most interesting and unique personalities walked away from Augusta Sunday with a green jacket.
American Bubba Watson, known for his creativity and personality, defeated former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff after shooting a 10-under par and then shooting par, par in a two hole playoff.
Watson’s win Sunday might however have been overshadowed a little by Oosthuizen’s remarkable double eagle on the second hole, becoming only the fourth player in Masters history to accomplish the feat, joining Gene Sarazen in 1935, Bruce Devlin in 1967 and Jeff Maggert in 1994.
Sunday also saw a pair of holes-in-one. One was hit by Adam Scott and the other by Bo Van Pelt, who shot an 8-under 64, tying the course record previously set by Maurice Bembridge (1974), Hale Irwin (1975), Gary Player (1978), Greg Norman (1988) and David Toms (1998).
In the end it was Bubba Watson’s day however. The native of Bagdad, Florida (not Iraq) has always thought he might have Attention Deficit Disorder, but has never had his individual suspicion checked by the medical community. A golfer who plays professionally with a possible mental disability is remarkable. A golfer who possibly has A.D.D. and wins the Masters is even more amazing.