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The Masters

The Shots That Defined the Masters

The Masters doesn't begin until...ah, you know how it goes. But really, a golf tournament has pivotal moments that extend as far back as Thursday morning. Here are our picks for the Masters' most important shots.

April 8, 2012
Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson's approach shot, second playoff hole, Sunday

Just when you thought nothing could top Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle on the second hole Sunday, there was Watson's remarkable save out of the right trees in the gloaming Sunday night. With Oosthuizen just short of the green and trees blocking Watson's direct path to the green, Watson tapped into his vast imagination, hooking a wedge some 40 yards around the trees and onto the green. Oosthuizen must have been stunned, because he couldn't get up and down for par, giving Watson two putts for an inspirational Masters win.
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