Louis Oosthuizen (left) and Bubba
Watson (right) are in a Masters playoff.
AUGUSTA, Ga. –
Here’s a look at the playoff between Bubba Watson and
Louis Oosthuizen for the 2012 Masters title.
PLAYOFF UPDATE (all times ET)
7:40 p.m. --
Now it's off to the Green Jacket
ceremony. You can bet there will be more tears shed.
7:38 p.m. --
"It was a great day," Louis
Oosthuizen tells CBS's Bill Macatee. "We had a lot of fun. ... I
played well. This is not one where I felt like I played badly.
Great stuff to (Bubba)."
7:34 p.m. --
Bubba Watson hugs his caddy Ted Scott
and then collapses, crying into his mother Molly's arms. Rickie
Fowler, Ben Crane and Aaron Baddeley, among others, are also on
hand to congratulate him. Watson turns, his lip trembling and
fighting back tears, and waves his visor in salute to the crowd.
7:32 p.m. --
Bubba Watson putts to tap-in
distance. He takes his right hand and settles the crowd down, then
taps in for the win.
7:31 p.m. --
The par putt is a left-to-right
breaker. It looks good but slides to the right of the hole,
bringing Louis Oosthuizen to his knees. Bubba Watson has two putts
7:28 p.m. --
Louis Oosthuizen's chip went across
the green. Turns out he is still away.
7:27 p.m. --
Bubba Watson had 151 yards to the
green. He took a wedge and then ran for the fairway as the ball hit
the green and spun left of the pin.
7:25 p.m. --
Oosthuizen's approach landed short and on the slope of
the hill leading up to the green.
7:23 p.m. --
Once again, Louis Oosthuizen's ball
appears to have hit a tree and settled in the rough. Security
guards have cleared a path to Bubba Watson's ball, which is well
into the woods and on the pine straw.
7:19 p.m. --
The 10th hole is a dogleg left but
both players hit their drives right into the trees. Bubba Watson
appears to be in deeper trouble, though.
7:18 p.m. --
Bubba Watson's putt veers right and
slides below the hole. He taps in and we're headed to No. 10.
7:16 p.m. --
Louis Oosthuizen's putt comes
tantalizingly close but slides just right of the hole.
7:12 p.m. --
Louis Oosthuizen takes a deep breath.
He has 151 yards to the green and hits it right of the pin to about
25 feet. Bubba Watson is 20 yards closer in the fairway. His wedge
lands long, catches the ridge and sucks back to to 18 feet.
7:08 p.m. --
Bubba Watson puts his tee shot nearly
in the same spot he did during regulation -- long and in the
fairway near the bunkers. Louis Oosthuizen hugs the left side of
the fairway, too.
7:06 p.m. –
Both players are on the 18th
tee. Bubba Watson will tee off first.
7:04 p.m. –
This is the 16th playoff in
Masters history. The last one came in 2009 when Angel Cabrera beat
Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell on the second playoff hole.
7: 01 p.m.
– Watson is 2-1 in playoffs on
the PGA TOUR, having won the Zurich Classic and the Travelers
Championship and losing in the 2010 PGA Championship to Martin
Kaymer. This is Oosthuizen’s first playoff on the PGA TOUR.
– The playoff will start at the
par-4 18th, then go to the 10th if necessary.