Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson Will Head To Playoff At Masters

And it looks like The Masters will be decided by a playoff. Bubba Watson had a chance to win with a birdie putt after both he and Louis Oosthuizen reached the 18th green tied for the lead at 10-under, but both golfers two-putted, leaving them tied through 18. Although there are still players out on the course, including Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson, they're several strokes off of the lead.

The pairing that was tied two shots clear of the field at 10-under from the 16th hole on was primed for a battle on the 18th for the Masters lead. After both reached the green in regulation, they remained deadlocked.

Watson took a typical Bubba-esque enormous drive off the tee, while Oosthuizen found himself just a little bit short, but still 138 yards from the green. But the short game was what mattered: Oosthuizen put his approach shot well over 30 feet past the flag, while Watson's shot was more-or-less pin-high.

Oosthuizen's putt was a valiant effort but a few inches left of the hole, leaving him with shot from a few feet away. Watson had the opportunity for the win with his shot, but pushed it to the right, leaving him with the tap-in.

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