'Best Shot I Have Ever Hit At Augusta' - Watch Bubba's Incredible Escape Shot

Bubba Watson hits golf shot from trees
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Bubba Watson hit what he thinks is the best shot he has ever hit at Augusta National during the second round of the 2022 Masters.

The two-time Masters champion found himself in the right trees on the 18th hole, ironically the same trees where he hit his miracle escape shot on the 10th hole in 2012 to win, and somehow managed to get his ball to within 2ft of the pin for a tap-in birdie. He hit a wedge "as hard as I can" through a gap in the trees before his ball pitched just to the right of the pin and rolled left to tap-in distance.

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Bubba tapped in for birdie to finish at two-over-par after 36 holes and sign for his second consecutive round of 73.

"I'll be honest, not that you want to know, but that was the best shot I've ever hit at Augusta National, that one right there," Watson said. "My ball was two inches in the air. It was like a piece of a branch about that big had fell on the ground, and my ball was sitting on top of it, and then two leaves behind it I couldn't move, and then two leaves touching that I couldn't move, so I had a gap way up in the trees. I was, like, I'm going to hit wedge as hard as I can. He [Bubba Watson's caddie] is, like, all right. Then it went to a foot, so worked out."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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