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Masters 2012 Recap: Watson Knocks Off Oosthuizen In Playoff

Despite the final round of the 2012 Masters missing some of the more recognizable golfers at the top of the leaderboard, the tournament managed to deliver the excitement that it always does. In the first playoff since 2009, Georgia native Bubba Watson won his first Masters, as he knocked off Louis Oosthuizen on the second sudden death playoff hole.

With the win, Watson not only won his first major title, but also earned a check worth $1,440,000. Oosthuizen, who won the 2010 Open Championship, earned $864,000 for his second place finish. For the rest of the earnings, be sure to visit the SB Nation Golf site.

Heading into the final round, Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson sat atop the leaderboard. However, both struggled during the final round, with a triple bogey early in the round taking Mickelson out of contention. Lee Westwood made a late charge, but will look back on a couple short putts that he missed as the reason he missed out on his first major.

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