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2012 Masters, Results And Recap: Bubba Watson Takes Green Jacket, Jason Dufner Ties For 24th

The 2012 Masters ended in exciting fashion on Sunday when Bubba Watson took a brilliant swing to set up a two-putt par on the last hole of the game while in a playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. After his great shot to get onto the green, his final shot was from less than a foot from the hole to earn himself the Green Jacket. It was the powerful driver's first Major win since he went pro in 2003.

Both Oosthuizen and Watson ended the tournament at -10 with 278 strokes.

Despite the thrilling ending that was provided by Watson, the biggest story of the tournament was undoubtedly the meltdown by Tiger Woods that dominated the early stories of the tourney. After a win at his last PGA Tour appearance, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but failed to do much of anything to provide hope for his fans after some terrible holes at the start which left him faltering in a tie for 40th place in the tournament with a +5 score.

Tiger had originally been a heavy favorite to win the Masters since winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Phil Mickelson also had a sub-par day despite what the numbers might show -- he finished tied for third with a -8 score -- but was destroyed by a completely self-inflicted triple bogey.

Cleveland native Jason Dufner finished the tournament tied for 24th place with Anders Hansen and Paul Lawrie with 289 strokes. Not the best finish after a strong start to the tourney but at least he can brag to all of his friends that he beat Tiger Woods soundly. That might not be as much of a feat as it used to be, though.

For the complete final Masters leaderboard, check here.

For more on the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's dedicated golf hub and this StoryStream.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.