Bubba Watson was clearly overjoyed after emerging triumphant again at the Masters Sunday, beating 20-year-old Jordan Spieth to the fabled green jacket at Augusta, Ga.
“I really don’t know [how I won] … I don’t remember the last few holes,” Watson said. “I just remember hanging on and all I thought about was ‘make par, make par.'”
The 35-year-old posted a 3-under-par 69 for the final round to finish 8-under with 280 total for the tournament.
Spieth’s dreams of becoming the youngest Masters winner ever, youngest major champion since 1931 and the first rookie to win in Augusta since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979, were dashed by a poor final day, despite showing remarkable pluck for such a young player.
Back-to-back bogeys for Spieth on the eighth and ninth as Watson made birdies turned the tournament on its head. Watson’s previous victory came in 2012.