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The Tour Report

April 8 2012

7:40 PM

Playoff update: Oosthuizen vs. Watson

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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. MORE MASTERS: Leaderboard | Course statistics | Complete coverage
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 to win. 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. -- Louis 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. 7:00 p.m. – The playoff will start at the par-4 18th, then go to the 10th if necessary.