Bubba Watson claimed his first major championship on Sunday by winning the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. The 33-year-old native of Bagdad, Fla. finished the final round at 10-under, forcing a sudden death playoff with South African Louis Oosthuizen. Watson defeated Oosthuizen on the second hole of the playoff to win the tournament.
"I've never had a dream go this far, so I can't really say it's a dream come true," Watson told ESPN.com. I didn't even know what happened on the back nine....Nervous on every shot, every putt. Went into a playoff. I got in these trees and hit a crazy shot I saw in my head, and somehow I'm here talking to you with a green jacket on."
According to ABCNews.com, Watson was so deep in the woods on the second playoff hole that he couldn't see the green. But he managed to hook a shot that sent the ball shooting from a bed of pine needles, arching 40 yards through the trees to the green and landing just 10 yards from the hole.
"I had no idea where he was," Oosthuizen told CBSNews.com. "Where I stood from, when the ball came out, it looked like a curveball. Unbelievable shot. That shot he hit definitely won him the tournament."
On March 26, Watson, and his wife, Angie, adopted a baby boy, Caleb, after the couple had been trying for four years according to NYTimes.com. They got turned down for a baby, Watson said, a day before they received the call about Caleb.
"It's a blessing," Watson told CBSNews.com. "To go home to my new son, it's going to be fun."
Watson lost his father to cancer in 2010 and after his come-from-behind win, he and his mother cried in each other's arms reports ABCNews.com. Watson plays with a pink driver as a reminder of his father's cancer, and as a reminder of the important things in life.
According to ESPN.com, Watson now has four career wins on the PGA Tour and moves to No. 4 in the world, making him the highest-ranked American golfer. He also became the fifth left-hander to win the Masters in the last 10 years.