AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Bubba Watson won the 78th Masters at Augusta National on Sunday by three shots.
The left-handed American closed with a final round 69 to finish at eight-under-par for the tournament and win the coveted green jacket for the second time after his breakthrough triumph in 2012.
Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old Texan bidding to become the youngest Masters champion, led by two shots at eight-under after seven holes but faded to finish on five-under.
He finished tied for second with Sweden’s Jonas Blixt while Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez was fourth at four under.
Reporting by Julian Linden; editing by Tony Jimenez