2012 Masters

Recap and Scores for the 2012 Masters Tournament

Bubba Watson's pitch shot at 2012 Masters
The pitch shot that won Bubba Watson the 2012 Masters was a sweeping hook out of the trees and off of pine straw. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Bubba Watson defeated Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff to win the 2012 Masters, even though Oosthuizen scored a double eagle earlier in the round.

Entering the final round, Watson was three off the lead of Peter Hanson, with Oosthuizen two behind. And 3-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson was in-between, just one off the lead.

But Mickelson got into trouble early in the final round, knocking his tee ball on the fourth hole short and wide left of the green.

It rolled down into a stand of bamboo, from which Mickelson needed two strokes just to get out. He wound up with a triple bogey, and while Mickelson managed to get his round back to par, he was unable to scare the leaders from that point on. Hanson was never a major factor in the final round, and finished tied for third with Mickelson, plus Matt Kuchar and Lee Westwood.

Oosthuizen, meanwhile, began his final round with a bang. On the par-5 second hole, Oosthuizen scored a double eagle from 260 yards out. It was just the fourth double eagle ever made in The Masters, and it vaulted Oosthuizen into the lead at 10-under. That's the score Oosthuizen finished on, too.

And so did Watson, although Bubba made a late charge to get there. After bogeying No. 12, Watson reeled off four straight birdies from 13 through 16, tying Oosthuizen, and then parring out to get into the playoff.

Both players parred the first extra hole.

And when Watson hit a wayward drive on the second playoff hole, things looked good for Oosthuizen - until the South African also missed the fairway. Oosthuizen's second shot came up short of the green. Meanwhile, Watson, from off of pine straw far afield of the fairway, hit a big-hooking wedge to about 15 feet from the pin (a shot that some have called among the greatest shots in Masters history).

When Oosthuizen missed his par putt, Watson needed only to 2-putt for the Green Jacket, and that's what he did.

Watson and Oosthuizen were both involved in majors in 2010, too. Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open, while Watson lost a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship.

It was Watson's first major and just his fourth PGA Tour victory. He became the third lefthander to win the Masters after Mike Weir and Mickelson.

Tiger Woods, a winner in his most recent start entering the 2012 Masters, struggled to a 40th-place finish, the worst Masters finish of his professional career to this date.

Gary Player made his debut as an honorary starter this year, joining Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in hitting the ceremonial opening drives.

2012 Masters Scores
Results from the 2012 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia (p-won playoff; a-amateur):

p-Bubba Watson69-71-70-68--278$1,440,000
Louis Oosthuizen68-72-69-69--278$864,000
Matt Kuchar71-70-70-69--280$384,000
Lee Westwood67-73-72-68--280$384,000
Phil Mickelson74-68-66-72--280$384,000
Peter Hanson68-74-65-73--280$384,000
Ian Poulter72-72-70-69--283$268,000
Justin Rose72-72-72-68--284$232,000
Adam Scott75-70-73-66--284$232,000
Padraig Harrington71-73-68-72--284$232,000
Jim Furyk70-73-72-70--285$200,000
Sergio Garcia72-68-75-71--286$156,800
Graeme McDowell75-72-71-68--286$156,800
Kevin Na71-75-72-68--286$156,800
Fred Couples72-67-75-72--286$156,800
Hunter Mahan72-72-68-74--286$156,800
Bo Van Pelt73-75-75-64--287$124,000
Ben Crane69-73-72-73--287$124,000
Charles Howell III72-70-74-72--288$96,960
Brandt Snedeker72-75-68-73--288$96,960
Geoff Ogilvy74-72-71-71--288$96,960
Fredrik Jacobson76-68-70-74--288$96,960
Francesco Molinari69-75-70-74--288$96,960
Anders Hansen76-72-73-68--289$70,400
Paul Lawrie69-72-72-76--289$70,400
Jason Dufner69-70-75-75--289$70,400
Rickie Fowler74-74-72-70--290$56,800
Vijay Singh70-72-76-72--290$56,800
Keegan Bradley71-77-73-69--290$56,800
Scott Stallings70-77-70-73--290$56,800
Jonathan Byrd72-71-72-75--290$56,800
Sean O'Hair73-70-71-77--291$45,280
Angel Cabrera71-78-71-71--291$45,280
Luke Donald75-73-75-68--291$45,280
Zach Johnson70-74-75-72--291$45,280
Nick Watney71-71-72-77--291$45,280
Bill Haas72-74-76-70--292$37,600
Thomas Bjorn73-76-74-69--292$37,600
Sang-Moon Bae75-71-69-77--292$37,600
Aaron Baddeley71-71-77-74--293$32,000
Tiger Woods72-75-72-74--293$32,000
Rory McIlroy71-69-77-76--293$32,000
Henrik Stenson71-71-70-81--293$32,000
Martin Kaymer72-75-75-72--294$26,400
Kevin Chappell71-76-71-76--294$26,400
Webb Simpson72-74-70-78--294$26,400
Steve Stricker71-77-72-75--295$22,560
Ross Fisher71-77-73-74--295$22,560
a-Patrick Cantlay71-78-74-72--295 
Stewart Cink71-75-81-69--296$19,960
Charl Schwartzel72-75-75-74--296$19,960
David Toms73-73-75-75--296$19,960
Robert Karlsson74-74-77-71--296$19,960
a-Hideki Matsuyama71-74-72-80--297 
Scott Verplank73-75-75-74--297$18,880
Miguel Angel Jimenez69-72-76-81--298$18,560
Y.E. Yang73-70-75-81--299$18,240
Martin Laird76-72-74-77--299$18,240
Edoardo Molinari75-74-76-74--299$18,240
Trevor Immelman78-71-76-76--301$17,920
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano74-75-76-77--302$17,760
a-Kelly Kraft74-75-77-80--306 

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