'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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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