Augusta, GA (Sports Network) - Bubba Watson won his first major title on
Sunday, a playoff victory over Louis Oosthuizen.
Not only did Watson topple a former major winner, he had to overcome a double-
eagle from Oosthuizen on the second hole.
"Somehow went into a playoff and I don't know what happened the rest," Watson
said in his green jacket presentation in Butler Cabin. "I was crying a bit
Here's what other players were saying after the final round of the 76th
- LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN, who finished second, on what it was like becoming the
fourth player in Masters history to double-eagle a hole: "I mean, you know,
when something like that happens early in your round, you think that this is
it. That was my first double-eagle ever. So it was tough; it was tough the
next five holes to just get my head around it and just play the course."
- PHIL MICKELSON, who lost out on a chance at a fourth green jacket, on what
his thought process was on the par-three fourth, where he hit two shots right-
handed from a bush, instead of going back to the tee, and made triple-bogey:
"Well, then I got the hardest shot again. And again, the hardest par. So I'm
looking at five at best, probably six. I felt like it was worth the risk and
it may have cost me, what, half a shot at most?"
- PETER HANSON, the third-round leader, who shot a 73 and tied for third, on
what he learned being in the final group Sunday at the Masters: "I think it
was a good test. I mean, like I said yesterday, it was a good test of emotion
being out, how I can handle myself. It was still a new situation for me
playing the last group and playing with Phil. It felt like it worked out
pretty good, but like I said, I think your weaknesses show a little bit when
you come under pressure."
- LEE WESTWOOD, who tied for third, on yet another top finish without a
victory at a major: "I keep getting in it. It's a great place to be. It's an
enjoyable place to be as a professional golfer."
- MATT KUCHAR, who held the lead after an eagle at 15, but fell out of it
after a bogey at 16, on his first experience near the lead at the Masters on
Sunday: "It's awesome. I don't know that there's much else like it. It was
truly just a great afternoon. It was a lot of fun and great to have a chance."
- TIGER WOODS, who disappointed this week with five-over total, on how he
didn't always trust his new swing: "When you get into tough situations, you
revert back to your old motor patterns because it's not new enough yet, and
that's kind of what happened to me this week."
- ADAM SCOTT, a runner-up last year, who tied for eighth this year, on the
highlight of his round, an ace at 16: "It was loud. It was massive down there.
It was like last year. I mean, I hit a shot that was feeding down last year
and just missed. I would have liked to switch them."
- RORY MCILROY, a heavy pre-tournament favorite, on what went wrong this
weekend when he shot 77-76: "Just came out on Saturday and really just didn't
have it that front nine, and that sort of killed me for the rest of the
- SERGIO GARCIA, who told members of the Spanish media Saturday that he didn't
feel like he could win a major, on if he truly believed that: "Do you think I
lie when I talk? Everything I say, I say it because I feel it. If I didn't
mean it, I couldn't stand here and lie like a lot of the guys do. If I felt
like I could win, I would do it. Unfortunately at the moment, unless I get
really lucky in one of the weeks, I can't really play much better than I
played this week and I'm going to finish 13th or 15th." He finished in a tie
- FRED COUPLES, the 52-year-old 1992 Masters champion, who held a share of the
36-hole lead, but tied for 12th, on what did him during Saturday's 75: "I was
very tentative on the greens and didn't putt well, but I hit the ball okay. So
for me it's sad to finish. I'd like to have another round. But come back next
- BO VAN PELT, who matched the lowest final-round score in Masters history
with a 64, on his 10-year-old daughter getting to see his ace at the 16th: "I
got the high five after the round, which is great, but she was out there on 16
green, so I'm glad she got to see it."
- LUKE DONALD, the world No. 1, on the disappointment that comes with a tie
for 32nd: "Obviously, my game was good enough to get me to No. 1. Obviously,
that's my focus in my career right now is to get myself into contention and
win the big ones. Yeah, it's always disappointing when I don't do it."
- PATRICK CANTLAY, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world and the Silver Cup
winner for low amateur this week, on his chances with Hideki Matsuyama on the
course with the lead in the amateur race: "I don't think so. I think he'll
play solid coming in here." Matsuyama bogeyed 16 and 18 to give Cantlay the
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