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Bubba Watson Wins Another Green Jacket At Augusta

Bubba Watson of the US reacts after putting on the 18th green during the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Watson won his second Masters finishing 8-under par. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Bubba Watson of the US reacts after putting on the 18th green during the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Watson won his second Masters finishing 8-under par. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.

Watson claimed another green jacket by shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round Sunday, fending off Jordan Spieth’s bid to become the youngest major champion since 1931.

The 20-year-old Texan led by two shots heading to the eighth hole, but the tournament changed suddenly.

Watson made two straight birdies, Spieth took back-to-back bogeys — and just like that, Watson was up by two strokes at the turn.

The left-hander led the rest of the way, adding to the 2012 title he won in more spectacular fashion with a playoff victory. The winning score was 8-under 280.

Spieth finished with a 72, his worst score of the week. He was 283 overall, tied with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt.

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