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THE SHOTS THAT MADE THE MASTERS

Bubba Watson

(52-degree gap-wedge, 164 yards, second tie-hole, No 10)

As soon as he saw his lie on pine straw deep in the trees to the right of the fairway, Watson knew he had the chance to play his speciality shot -- a 15-foot high wedge with 40 yards' hook which pitched on the green and ran out to 10 feet. What a winner.

Louis Oosthuizen

(4-iron, 247 yards, par-five second)

Oosthuizen forced his way into the lead on 10-under with only the fourth albatross in Masters history and the first on the second hole. Watson had to restrain himself from high-fiving the South African, who reckoned it took five holes to "get my head around it and just play the course".

Phil Mickelson

(4-iron, 240 yards, par-three fourth)

Mickelson's prospects of a fourth Green Jacket expired when his tee shot at four hit a stanchion on the stand and rebounded into bushes. He took two chops with his right hand to get out of the foliage on his way to a triple-bogey six. Despite his best efforts, he would finish two strokes outside the play-off on eight-under.

Lee Westwood

(Putter, two feet, par-four third)

Westwood set the tone for an unhappy afternoon with his putter by his "inexplicable" missed putt for par from two feet. "That's not the kind of thing that will give you confidence for the rest of the round," said Westwood, who has seven top-three finishes at the Majors, a record for a non-winner.

Bubba Watson

(Driver, 332 yards, par-five 15th)

Bubba loves to bend it like Beckham and he'll hit a draw or fade in preference to a straight shot almost every time. Yet Watson also can hit it straight when the occasion demands, like off Augusta's 15th tee. The birdie he made here was his third in a run of four which set up Bubba's victory.

Bo Van Pelt

(6-iron, 170 yards, par-three 16th)

Van Pelt set the tone for a stunning Sunday afternoon at the Masters with his early 64, which featured this ace at 16, and an eagle that was within inches of being an albatross at 13. Adam Scott holed in one with his 7-iron at the same hole roughly an hour later.

Irish Independent