AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 07: Jason Dufner of the United States looks on from the second green during the third round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The Masters 2012: Bubba Watson Outlasts Field To Win Green Jacket

Bubba Watson two-putted for par on the final playoff hole to beat Louis Oosthuizen for the 2012 Masters title.

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2012 Masters Results: Bubba Watson Wins Green Jacket On Playoff Hole

Long-drive king Bubba Watson two-putted for par to beat Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff for the 2012 Masters championship on Sunday, adding his name to the record book as the next player to don a legendary green jacket.

Watson shot a final round 68 (4-under par) to tie Oosthuizen down the stretch and force a playoff. His drive on what proved to be the final hole went wayward into the woods, and it appeared he would be hard pressed to stay alive. But instead of hitting a safe, layup shot from behind trees to try to make par, Watson went for the green and hit a masterful shot to reach the green in two, while Oosthuizen failed to reach the green in regulation.

With this victory, Watson becomes the fifth lefty to win the Masters in the last ten tournaments. Watson is expected to take home an estimated $1.44 million for his handiwork over the weekend, with Oosthuizen clearing $864 thousand.

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The Masters 2012: Jason Dufner Seven Strokes Off Pace Heading Into Sunday

The 2012 Masters field is wide open, and Cleveland native Jason Dufner, who was tied for the lead after two days, remains in the hunt. Dufner shot a 3-over 75 on Saturday and tumbled a bit down the leaderboard, but can still make up ground with a strong showing on the final day of the legendary tournament.

Swedish born Peter Hanson shot a 65 on Saturday to grab sole control of the lead at 9-under, while heavy favorite Phil Mickelson's third-round 66 has him only one shot off the pace. Names like Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington also populate the talent-rich leaderboard after three days, as a handful of proven veterans remain within striking distance.

Dufner, who will tee off at 1:20 pm ET on Sunday, will be partnered the same man he shared the 36-hole lead with: fan favorite Fred Couples. Couples regressed by a whopping eight strokes after bursting out of the gate with a 67 on Friday, and will also be looking to rebound after a frustrating Saturday afternoon.

For the full Masters leaderboard, go here.

For more on the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and SB Nation Cleveland's 2012 Masters StoryStream. And for more golf coverage, head over to Waggle Room.

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