Masters Playoff Rules: Sudden Death, Starting On No. 18

Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen will head to a playoff at The Masters after a pressure-packed few moments at Augusta National. The two, playing in the same group, went toe-to-toe throughout the day, with Oosthuizen carding a double-eagle on No. 2, then coming back to earth a bit as the round wore on. Watson made his charge late, climbing up the leaderboard to catch Oosthuizen as the two battled it out over the final few holes.

On 18, Watson hit his approach to a manageable distance, then two-putted for par. Oosthuizen had a tough downhill putt for birdie, then a slippery five-footer for par to force a playoff. He made it, and we'll see the two battle it out in a match-play format as soon as the final group is finished.

The playoff rules are simple. Players will start on No. 18 in a sudden-death format. If they match each other's score, they'll go to No. 10 and do it all over again. If they're still tied, it goes back to 18. And so on.

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