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Can Bubba Watson win the Masters?

WE take a look at one of the most open Masters fields in recent memory and find out why the favourites can or can't win the Green Jacket.

WE take a look at one of the most open Masters fields in recent memory and find out why the favourites can or can't win the Green Jacket.

We run the rule over two-time Masters Tournament winner, Bubba Watson. Can the defending champion do it again in 2015?

With two Green Jackets already in his closet the answer is obviously yes and, truth be told, Watson's game might be better suited to the grand stage that is Augusta National than any player in history.

The left-hander is one of the more unorthodox golfers ever to reach the highest level and, with his immense power and ability to shape the ball, Bobby Jones' masterpiece is his ideal playground.

Watson sometimes appears bored by week to week events but in Georgia the scale of the course, and the event, fires his imagination and his game lifts to match.

In his two victories he has hit two of the most memorable shots in the tournament's history: that incredible hooked wedge from right of the 10th fairway to win the play-off against Louis Oosthuizen in 2012 and the 360 yard drive he hit at the par-5 13th in the final round last year.

Augusta National gives Bubba the room he needs to play the game the way few other courses do and it wouldn't be unreasonable to believe he will be a feature every year for the next decade at least.

Adam Scott hands Bubba Watson Masters green jacket 

KEY STATS

MASTERS APPEARANCES 6
BEST MASTERS FINISH WON (2012 and 2014)
MASTERS TOP 10s 2
2014 MASTERS FINISH WON
CUTS MADE AT AUGUSTA 6
BEST FINISH THIS SEASON WON (WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS)
TOUR WINS IN 2015 1

 

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