Rob won his second green jacket in 3 years this weekend after easing to Masters Victory.
Rob is a big hitting left hander who does not play golf in the traditional way, his style breaks a number of ‘rules’ of how shots should be played. But his Maverick styles works for him, which is what matters; and it shows many fans of golf that there is more than one way to play the sport.
Watson won the tournament by 3 shots, finishing with a final round of 69, to become the sixth left hander to win the Masters in the last 12 years. Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt finished joint second; these 2 rookies showed that they both have incredibly bright futures, both playing some brilliant shots for 2 men who were playing at their first Masters and only their third Majors. Miguel Angel Jimenez showed that even at the age of 50 he can still produce, the cigar smoking, wine drinking, Ferrari driving Spaniard had his highest ever finish at the Masters.
Once again the Augusta course showed why it is one of the toughest in the world; this is a course that punishes bad shots, this can be seen that only 7 players finished under par for the whole week.
As far as British hopes go, Westwood and McIllroy were the 2 highest finishers, however neither were able to push for the lead. Both players were let down by different parts of their game, once again Westwood’s putting let him and McIlroy was not able to use the par 5s to his advantage finishing level par of these holes when the leaders were finishing on around 10 under for the weekend.
Afterward Bubba was meet by his son on the 18th green and he said this through the tears “Walking up 18 was a little bit easier this time. This one is a lot different. The first one I kind of lucked into it, but this is a lot of hard work. After giving it back I wanted to get it back again.”
Bubba Watson showed this weekend that the last victory was not a fluke and has asserted himself up there amongst the best players in the world after winning his second Masters. Bubba has won 2 out of the last 3 Masters and it would not be a surprise if he won more, Bubba does it his way, and maybe this is a lesson for all golfers, he does not follow the ‘rules’ but he makes it work.