Bubba Watson held his right arm out to his side and hung his head as his tee shot sailed toward the woods to the right of the 10th fairway at Augusta National. For a moment, it looked as though he would be the latest victim of what perennially is the toughest hole at the Masters.
What followed was a great escape and a green jacket.
''If I have a swing, I've got a shot,'' he loves to tell his caddie, and this one immediately took its place in Masters lore. Watson had to hit a 40-yard hook - low until it cleared the last of the trees, then rising enough to land on the elevated green to about 10 feet below the hole. He two-putted for par to defeat Louis Oosthuizen and thus kept intact a footnote in Augusta history.
There have been four playoffs that ended on the 10th hole. The winner had to make only par.
''I would say it probably has more of an `Uh-oh' connotation rather than an opportunistic one,'' Jim Furyk said of the par 4 that measures ...