THE MASTERS 2014

  10 - 13 April

Bubba Watson runs up a seven-over 10 at the 12th in final round of the Masters

Last Updated: 14/04/13 11:43pm

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Bubba Watson: Three balls into Rae's Creek at the 12th

Bubba Watson: Three balls into Rae's Creek at the 12th

Bubba Watson hit the headlines for the wrong reasons at the Masters a year after his emotional play-off win at Augusta.

The left-hander dumped three balls into Rae's Creek at the 12th hole in his final round and ran up a horrific seven-over 10.

Kevin Na had walked off with a 10 moments earlier after also putting three in the water, while Watson holed a 12-foot putt to avoid an 11.

The defending champion finished on nine over par after signing off with a birdie at the last for a 77 before heading to the Butler Cabin to present the Green Jacket to this year's champion.

Record books

"If you're not going to win, you've got to get in the record books somehow," Watson joked. "So I'm a guy that got a double-digit score on a par-three."

But despite his adventures at Golden Bell, Watson insisted he had enjoyed his final day as the Masters holder.

"Who wouldn't enjoy it?" he added. "I was playing Sunday, so no matter what place I finished I was going to get a cheque, so I'll be able to eat this week.

"No matter what, unless I make them mad, I'm coming back for the rest of my life. I'll be here and I'll have a green jacket sitting in my locker room. You can't get mad at the situation.

"You're always considered a Masters champion."

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