Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson Tied Atop 2012 Masters Leaderboard And Heading To No. 18

The 2012 edition of The Masters seemed like a two-man race between Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson as both men walked to No. 17. Then Watson missed left off the tee, and Oosthuizen missed right, and both were in danger of giving strokes back.

After spectacular saves, neither did.

Oosthuizen's second shot went into the front bunker, but his approach out of it was gorgeous, giving him a five-footer that he cleaned up calmly to stay at 10-under for the tournament. Watson's second shot was even better, giving him a long-range birdie putt; he hit a heat-seeker with that stroke, but the pace was too great, as the ball lipped out and forced Watson to save par from three feet.

Behind them, at No. 16, Phil Mickelson had a chance to really apply the pressure with a birdie. But he missed that putt and saved par after it, so he still trails by two strokes at 8-under.

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