Watson wins Masters on second playoff hole

Bubba Watson hugs his caddie Ted Scott after winning his sudden-death playoff on the second playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters.

Bubba Watson hugs his caddie Ted Scott after winning his sudden-death playoff on the second playoff hole to win the 2012 Masters.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Trapped in the trees, Bubba Watson had no chance. Good thing he's one of those guys who never hits the ball straight.

Unable to even see the green from where he was standing, Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green to win the Masters on the second hole of a playoff Sunday over South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen.

Watson won his first major and sobbed hard, his shoulders heaving, as he embraced his mother on the 10th green. He won by hitting a most-memorable wedge shot, one that may have trumped the historic double-eagle 2 that Oosthuizen dropped in on the second green to take the lead early in the final round.

Both players finished regulation at 10-under 278. Watson played the second playoff hole in par to win by one shot.

"I was there earlier today, during regulation," he said. "So I was used to it. I knew what I was facing there. I had a good lie, had a gap where I had to hook it 40 yards or something. I'm pretty good at hooking it."

And that's how Gerry "Bubba" Watson, proud new father of adopted baby Caleb, found himself wearing a green jacket.

With his bubble gum-pink driver and his all-white outfit, Watson is one of those guys who stands out and he did, indeed, at Augusta National. After missing a 10-foot putt that would have won it on the 18th green in the first playoff hole, he pushed his tee shot on No. 10 so far right, it was actually behind the gallery.

No punching it out on this day. Instead, he lined it up, curved it in and when Oosthuizen couldn't get up and down from in front of the green after his own errant drive, Watson simply had to two-putt to capture the title.

He almost made the first one, rolling it a few inches past the hole. As the crowd began cheering, he held out his hand to playfully calm down everyone, then tapped it in. The tears started flowing immediately.

"He hit an unbelievable shot there," Oosthuizen said. "I played well. This is not one I felt like I played badly. Great stuff to him. He deserves it."

See how it all unfolded with our Masters Tracker:

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Tournament update: 7:33 p.m. EDT

In a playoff for the first time since 2009 (Angel Cabrera beat Kenny Perry on the second playoff hole), Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen head to the 10th hole for their second sudden-death playoff hole.

And both find trouble.

Watson pulls his drive to the right and into the straw, and Oosthuizen uses fairway metal and also finds trouble on the right.

Oosthuizen lands in the rough and comes up well short of the green with his second shot. Meanwhile, Watson is in the woods, but does have a shot. And he plays an unbelievable hook shot that lands on the green and comes to rest about 10 feet to the right of the pin.

Oosthuizen's chip from in front of the green has a bit too much steam and runs past the hole and settles against the lip. His par putt has eyes for the hole, but slides by on the right and he makes bogey.

With two putts to win the Masters, Watson takes them both to win his first major championship after a gutsy second shot that put pressure on Oosthuizen.

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Tournament update: 7:18 p.m. EDT

Bubba Watson has honors off the tee and hammers it up the left-middle of the fairway, almost identical to his drive on the last hole of regulation.

Louis Oosthuizen looks like he doesn't like it off the tee, but it lands nicely on the left side of the fairway.

From the tee, it is almost an instant replay of their final hole.

From the fairway, Oosthuizen plays his shot out to the right and uses the green to have it funnel back to the hole, leaving himself about 12 feet for birdie. Watson plays his shot past the hole and spins it back to about eight feet for birdie.

Oosthuizen's birdie putt stays right and slips just past the cup and he settles for a par. And Watson pushes his to the left and sends it to the next playoff hole - the par-4 10th.

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Tournament update: 6:57 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson failed to make his second shot at the par-4 18th, sending Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson back to the 18th tee for a sudden-death playoff.

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Tournament update: 6:53 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson each knock their drives on No. 18 down the middle of the fairway. Both players second shots land on the green, with each having about 25 feet for birdie. Oosthuizen goes first and knocks his about four feet past, while Watson's runs by on the left. Watson taps in and Oosthuizen makes a knee-knocker.

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson, faced with a long birdie putt on No. 17, ended up making par on the hole.

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Tournament update: 6:40 p.m. EDT

On No. 17 from the rough, Louis Oosthuizen knocks his second shot into a bunker in front of the green. His bunker shot lands a few feet below the hole. Bubba Watson's second shot lands 30 feet round the pin, and his putt just barely misses the hole.

Both players make par on the hole to remain at 10 under.

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson drives his tee shot down the middle of the fairway on No. 17.

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Tournament update: 6:27 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen makes par on 16.

Elsewhere on the course: From 222 yards on No. 15, Phil Mickelson hits his shot to the back of the green. Bubba Watson on No. 16 hits his ball to eight feet, setting himself up for a birdie attempt. He makes the putt, dropping to 10 under taking a share of the lead.

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Tournament update: 6:15 p.m. EDT

On No. 15, Louis Oosthuizen chips to several feet away. He makes his birdie putt and regains the lead. Bubba Watson makes a birdie, dropping to 9 under, one shot behind the lead.

Elsewhere on the course: On No. 18 Lee Westwood finishes his round with a birdie, 2 shots off the lead.

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Tournament update: 6:06 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen makes his par putt.

Elsewhere on the course: Bubba Watson makes birdie on No. 14 to fall within one shot of the lead. Matt Kuchar makes an eagle putt on No. 15, dropping to 9 under and taking a share of the lead.

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Tournament update: 5:56 p.m. EDT

On No. 14, Louis Oosthuizen hits his ball from 141 yards to the false front of the green. His chip doesn't do exactly what he wanted, leaving him with a lengthy par putt.

Elsewhere on the course: On No. 13, Phil Mickelson knocks his ball to 25 feet from the pin, setting himself up for an eagle opportunity. His putt travels right by the hole but doesn't turn, so he makes birdie, moving to 7 under.

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Tournament update: 5:46 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen goes long and over the green, but makes a delicate chip shot that just grazes the cup. He makes a birdie, dropping to 9-under.

Elsewhere on the course: Meanwhile on No. 13, Bubba Watson has a chance to make eagle, but leaves his putt short. Over on No. 14, Matt Kuchar knocks the ball to the back of the green.

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Tournament update: 5:38 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen is still clinging to a one-shot lead and will need to take advantage of the par 5s. Oosthuizen hammers a drive up the right side that should allow him to attack the green.

Elsewhere on the course: Trailing by one shot, Swede Peter Hanson shanked his tee shot at the par-3 12th hole, landing in front of the water that lines the front of the green. He fails to get up-and-down and picks up a bogey to drop back to 6 under. Phil Mickelson plays a nice tee ball and two-putts for a par at the 12th to also stay at 6 under. Lee Westwood birdies the par-5 15th hole to move to 7 under, one shot off the lead. And Matt Kuchar joins him at 7 under with a birdie at the par-5 13th.

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Tournament update: 5:25 p.m. EDT

Playing the par-3 12th, both Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen go long off the tee and will have tough shots coming back down the green.

Watson pulls his putt from off the green and it runs about six feet past the hole. While Watson went long, Oosthuizen comes up short with his birdie attempt.

Watson misses the comebacker to drop a shot and move into a five-way tie for third at 6 under. Oosthuizen makes his par putt to stay one ahead of Peter Hanson.

Elsewhere on the course: England's Lee Westwood has joined the fray at 6 under, picking up birdie at No. 14. Phil Mickelson flirts with disaster at the 11th hole, barely staying up next to the green, with the ball coming to rest next to a sprinkler head. He is able to two-putt from just off the green and he saves par to stay at 6 under. England's Ian Poulter is also at 6 under after a birdie at the par-5 15th hole.

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Tournament update: 5:15 p.m. EDT

Now only one back of leader Louis Oosthuizen, bomber Bubba Watson unleashes a big drive at the par-4 11th that finds the middle of the fairway. Meanwhile, Oosthuizen will hit his second shot from the rough after his tee ball bounded through the fairway.

Watson has a great angle to the hole from the fairway, but pulls it a little left and he will have a long putt for birdie. Oosthuizen hits the green with his second shot, but leaves it more than 100 feet away from the pin. Both players two-putt for par, with Watson giving it a great run, but coming up a foot short.

Oosthuizen goes to the 12th hole with a one-shot lead.

Elsewhere on the course: Looking to make another back-nine move, Phil Mickelson leaves his birdie attempt at No. 10 short of the cup and he taps in for par to stay at 6 under, two back of the lead. Peter Hanson two-putts for a par at 10 to stay at 7 under. Meanwhile, Matt Kuchar gets back to 6 under with a birdie at the par-3 12th.

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Tournament update: 4:59 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen has moved to the dangerous back nine, clinging to a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson and Peter Hanson.

Watson finds trouble on the right with his tee ball at the 10th, while Oosthuizen also flirts with disaster in the same area. He avoided it in the fairway, but Oosthuizen plays a poor second shot and finds a greenside bunker that will leave him a slick downhill bunker shot. But he plays the sand shot well and leaves himself eight feet for par. He misses the par putt and falls to 8 under and his lead is cut to one.

Watson plays a great shot out of the straw with his second and has a shot at birdie. But the birdie attempt runs by on the right and he picks up a two-putt par to stay one back.

Elsewhere on the course: Finishing their front nine, both Phil Mickelson and Hanson pick up pars. Mickelson makes the turn at 6 under, while Hanson remains at 7 under.

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Tournament update: 4:45 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen, holding a two-shot lead at 9 under, moves to the 9th tee, where he has two pars and a birdie on the week.

Oosthuizen hammers a drive down the middle and then plays a safe approach shot to behind the hole. His slick birdie putt runs by, but makes an easy par to make the turn at 2-under 34 and 9 under for the tournament.

Playing competitor Bubba Watson, who is 7 under, also hits a great drive and plays the safe approach behind the hole. Watson plays a huge right-to-left break and nearly holes it out for birdie, but it slips by on the left and he settles for par.

Elsewhere on the course: Phil Mickelson, uses driver off the deck on his second shot, putting it a foot off the green. He pitches to just behind the hole with his third and buries the birdie putt to move back to 6 under. Peter Hanson puts his third shot to within eight feet for birdie at No. 8, but he two-putts for par to stay at 7 under. On the 9th green, Matt Kuchar drops two shots with a two-putt double-bogey and falls back to 5 under, four off the pace.

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Tournament update: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen is holding a two-shot lead over Peter Hanson, Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson thru his eighth hole. Here are the final two group's last 15 minutes.

Bubba Watson - Louis Oosthuizen pairing: Oosthuizen looks confident on the tee box at the par-5 8th and hammers a drive down the middle of the fairway. Watson also pummels a drive that finds a fairway bunker. Oosthuizen goes right of the green with his second shot, while Watson lays up in front of the green. Watson takes advantage of a lot of green to work with and puts it within six feet for birdie. Oosthuizen takes his third shot too far and settles just off the green behind the hole. Both players two-putt for pars, with Watson's birdie attempt lipping out on the left.

Phil Mickelson - Peter Hanson pairing: Hanson finds the fairway off the tee, while Mickelson lands in the right rough at the par-4 7th. Mickelson is able to loft his ball high in the air and land it about eight feet behind the hole. Hanson looks to have hit it too long, but it rolls back down the green and sets up an eight-footer for birdie. Both players miss their birdie putts to the left and settle for par. Hanson stays at 7 under and Mickelson at 5 under.

Elsewhere on the course: American Matt Kuchar misses a prime birdie opportunity, pushing a six-foot attempt right at the par-5 8th and settles for par to stay 7 under.

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Tournament update: 4:10 p.m. EDT

Leader Louis Oosthuizen is 9 under and now leads by two shots thru seven holes. Here's how it happened:

Bubba Watson - Louis Oosthuizen pairing: Oosthuizen finds the right rough off the tee at No. 7, but is able to get it to the green and sticks it about five feet under the hole. He misses the birdie attempt to the right and settles for par. Meanwhile, Watson finds trouble off the tee to the left and has to simply advance it down the fairway. But his third shot is magnificent, coming up about a foot short of the cup and he saves par to stay at 7 under.

Phil Mickelson - Peter Hanson pairing: Hanson hits a nice tee ball to the middle of the green at the par-3 6th hole. Hanson two-putts for a par, leaving his birdie attempt just short to stay at 7 under. Mickelson's tee ball is errant and leaves himself more than 100 feet to the hole. Mickelson two-putts for par to stay at 5 under.

Elsewhere on the course: American Matt Kuchar birdies No. 7 to move to 7 under, while Ian Poulter birdied No. 9 to get to 5 under.

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Tournament update: 3:59 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson - Peter Hanson pairing: Mickelson takes a deep breath on the tee box at the par-4 5th hole and unleashes a drive that finds the fairway. Mickelson's approach nearly rolls into a greenside bunker, but holds up and he'll chip for birdie. He misses, but taps in for par to stay at 5 under. Hanson also launches one off the tee, but finds the right rough. Hanson's approach settles about 10 feet under the hole. Hanson two-putts for a par to stay at 7 under.

Bubba Watson - Louis Oosthuizen pairing: Watsson and Oosthuizen miss the green long at the par-3 6th hole. Oosthuizen doesn't give his chip enough gusto and it comes up short of the green. But he makes the putt from off the green to stay at 9 under. Meanwhile, Watson nearly holes out his birdie chip and picks up par to stay at 7 under.

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Tournament update: 3:46 p.m. EDT

Now with a two-shot lead over Peter Hanson and Bubba Watson - thanks to Phil Mickelson's meltdown triple-bogey 6 at the par-3 4th - Louis Oosthuizen makes a nice par at the 5th hole to stay at 9 under.

The leaderboard: Irishman Padraig Harrington birdied the par-3 6th hole to move to 6 under, while Watson birdies the par-4 5th hole to get to 7 under. Adam Scott polishes off his round with a par at the 18th to card a 6-under 66 and finish the tournament at 4 under, currently good enough for T-8.

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Tournament update: 3:42 p.m. EDT

Leader Louis Oosthuizen drops a shot at the par-3 4th hole after he can't get up-and-down from a greenside bunker and now sits at 9 under.

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson goes wayward off the tee at the par-3 4th hole and might not be able to find his ball. He does find it, but it is buried in the straw and plants. He tries to hit it right-handed, but it only goes about six inches and stays in the junk. He gets it out on the the third shot - right-handed again- but hits a patron and only advances 10 yards. His fourth shot lands in a greenside bunker. He nearly holes out the bunker shot and settles for a triple-bogey and falls back to 5 under.

What's up with Tiger? Playing the par-4 18th, Tiger finds the fairway on the left and plays a great shot to about eight feet above the hole, setting up a birdie attempt. He drains it, smiles a bit out of frustration for his four days at Augusta National. He cards a 2-over 74 and finishes the tournament at 5 over.

Elsewhere on the course: Aussie Adam Scott picks up a birdie at the par-4 17th to get to 4 under and into a tie for 7th.

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Tournament update: 3:27 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson, playing the par-4 3rd hole, hits the green and leaves himself about six feet for birdie. Mickelson misses the putt and settles for par to stay at 8 under. Meanwhile, playing competitor Peter Hanson is struggling and leaves himself about eight feet for par, which he misses and drops to 7 under with a bogey.

What's up with Tiger? Woods goes over the green with his second shot at the par-4 17th and can't make a slick four-footer for par and picks up another bogey. Tiger falls to 3 over on the day and 6 over for the tournament.

Elsewhere on the course: Aussie Adam Scott picked up a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th hole to move to 3 under for the tournament. It is the second hole-in-one at 16 on Sunday, with Bo Van Pelt also carding one. Young star Rory McIlroy is 6 over on his round and has dropped to 7 over for the tournament.

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Tournament update: 3:18 p.m. EDT

Phil Mickelson is playing the par-5 2nd hole and comes up well short on his second shot to the green, leaving himself a tough chip shot over a greenside bunker to get to the pin. He gets over the bunker and then two-putts for a par.

Leader Louis Oosthuizen escapes trouble off the tee at the 3rd hole to save par and maintain his two-shot lead.

What's up with Tiger? Woods goes after the dangerous pin at the par-3 16th hole and it bounces past hard and rolls just off the green on the back, leaving him a slick shot back to the flag. He has to play a big break from left to right with his putt from off the green, but plays too much and it runs about 15 feet past. His par putt sits on the edge of the cup and he makes bogey to go to 2 over for the day and 5 over for the tournament.

Elsewhere on the course: Matt Kuchar has moved to 6 under with a birdie at No. 3.

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Tournament update: 2:58 p.m. EDT

Louis Oosthuizen just recorded an albatross at the par-5 2nd to move to 10 under and take a two-shot lead over Peter Hanson and Phil Mickelson. Hanson bogeyed the opening hole, while Mickelson picked up a simple par. Oosthuizen's albatross was the first at No. 2 in tournament history and the fourth overall.

What's up with Tiger? Woods flies the green at the par-5 15th hole and chips to just short of the green with his third shot. He two-putts for another par at a par 5. He finishes the week with two birdies, one bogey and 13 pars on the long holes.

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Tournament update: 2:44 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods' drive at the par-4 14th finds the right rough and he hits a nice approach shot, but it needs about one more yard to stick on the green and it rolls off the front.

He putts from off the green, but comes up about four feet short and leaves himself a tricky par attempt. He makes the putt to save par.

Tiger on the day: 1 over (4 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: In a rare feat, Matt Kuchar birdies the tough No. 1 to move to 5 under and four off the lead. Padraig Harrington birdies No. 2 to move to 5 under, while Bubba Watson bogeys the 1st hole to fall back to 5 under.

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Tournament update: 2:29 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods has made a mess of his tee shot at the par-5 13th the first three days, flirting with Rae's Creek each day.

But, on Sunday, he sends it to the right and can attack the green from just off the fairway. With fairway metal in hand and choking up a bit, Tiger takes dead aim at the pin, but comes up about two yards short and it bounces back into the water.

After his drop, Tiger plays a great flop shot to about three feet under the hole. He drains it, but picks up another par on a par 5 and is still only 1 under on the long holes this week.

Tiger on the day: 1 over (4 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: A year after his disaster at No. 10, Rory McIlroy makes bogey at the par 4 to fall to 3 over on the day and 4 over for the tournament. Meanwhile, Sean O'Hair birdied Nos. 2 and 3 to get to 4 under and in a tie for sixth.

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Tournament update: 2:08 p.m. EDT

Playing the most dangerous hole on the course, Tiger Woods plays a great shot to the middle of the green and sets himself up for a solid birdie chance.

Tiger drains the long birdie attempt to move back to 1 over on the day.

Tiger on the day: 1 over (4 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Bo Van Pelt has carded an 8-under 64 to finish 1 under for the tournament. His round was highlighted by an ace at the par-3 16th hole. Rory McIlroy birdies the 9th hole to move to 2 over for the day and 3 over for the tournament.

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Tournament update: 2 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods is struggling a bit, finding the straw on the left off the 11th tee and has to use a fairway wood to attack the green. He plays the shot well to the right and will have a chip to the back left hole location. Tiger has been in the same position the past two days, but his approach shots on Friday and Saturday were misses. This shot was played on purpose so that he didn't flirt with the water on the left.

Tiger played a magnificent chip shot to about three feet left of the flag, using perfect pace to run the ball all the way across the green. He makes the putt to save par.

Tiger on the day: 2 over (5 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: 52-year-old Fred Couples is back on the leaderboard, making birdie at the par-5 2nd hole to move to 3 under and in a tie for 10th.

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Tournament update: 1:46 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods now faces the stiffest holes on the course: Nos. 10 through 12. Tiger is even par on the holes this week, with one birdie and one bogey.

Tiger hits the green in regulation, but his huge right-to-left breaking birdie putt comes up well short of the hole, leaving himself about six feet for par. He misses that and picks up bogey. He is now T-47 in the tournament.

Tiger on the day: 2 over (5 over for tournament)

Playing competitor Vijay Singh makes a birdie from off the green to move to 2 under on the day and even for the tournament. Singh had three bogeys on No. 10 in the first three rounds.

Elsewhere on the course: Amateur Kelly Kraft finished in less-than-dazzling fashion, posting an 8-over 80 to finish the tournament at 18 over. Playing competitor Stewart Cink shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 8 over.

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Tournament update: 1:34 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods has made a mess of the last five holes on the front again, but finishes with a par at the par-4 9th. He missed the fairway and the green in regulation, but was able to one-putt to save par.

Tiger had 14 putts on the front nine, while hitting five greens and five fairways.

Tiger on the day: 1 over (4 over for tournament)

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Tournament update: 1:24 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods heads to the par-5 8th hole, the only par 5 he birdied over the first three days. He did birdie No. 2 on Sunday, so he has two birdies in 13 tries for the week.

And the par 5s continue to be a problem for Tiger, as Woods picks up a bogey. He missed both the fairway and green in regulation and two-putted for the bogey, his first on a par 5 this week.

Tiger on the day: 1 over (4 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: There are some big red numbers on the course right now, led by Bo Van Pelt being 7 under thru 16 holes to move to even par. He made a hole-in-one at the par-3 16th hole. Both Luke Donald and Thomas Bjorn are 3 under thru 14 to move to 4 over, while Stewart Cink is 3 under thru 17 holes. Keegan Bradley is also 3 under thru 11 holes to get back to 2 over.

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Tournament update: 1:05 p.m. EDT

The par-4 7th hole has yielded little for Tiger Woods this week, playing it at 1 over (a bogey in the first round).

While unexciting, Tiger posts par at the 7th to move to the par-5 8th even on the day.

Tiger on the day: Even (3 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy continues to struggle on the front nine, picking up bogey at the par-4 5th hole with a three-putt.

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Tournament update: 12:51 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods moves to the par-3 6th hole, which has given him fits over the past two days, picking up bogey Friday and Saturday.

But he comes out unscathed on Sunday, settling for another par. His final round has been pretty calm, with a birdie, bogey and four pars.

Tiger on the day: Even (3 over for tournament)

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Tournament update: 12:37 p.m. EDT

Now Tiger Woods enters a stretch of five holes that he has played at 5 over this week, starting with the par-4 5th hole.

And he adds to that over-par total, picking up bogey for the first time this week and falls back to even for the day.

Tiger on the day: Even (3 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Playing ahead of Tiger, Zach Johnson is 2 under thru 6 holes to get to 1 over.

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Tournament update: 12:22 p.m. EDT

The par-3 4th hole has provided mixed results for Tiger Woods this week, going par-bogey-birdie.

He cards a par on Sunday to stay in red numbers on the day.

Tiger on the day: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: World No. 1 Luke Donald is 3 under thru 10 holes to move to 4 over for the tournament, picking up birdies on Nos. 2, 7 and 8. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy picks up a bogey at the par-4 1st hole to fall back to 2 over. McIlroy has two double bogeys, a bogey and a par at the 1st this week.

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Tournament update: 12:10 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods gets the par-4 3rd hole having birdied it the first three days, giving him 20 birdies in 69 rounds at Augusta National.

But Tiger settles for a par this time around, while playing competitor Vijay Singh birdies it to get back to even for the day.

Elsewhere on the course: With birdies at Nos. 2 and 3, Rickie Fowler is 2 under thru six holes to get to 2 over for the tournament.

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Tournament update: 12 p.m. EDT

Tiger Woods had only one birdie in 12 chances on Augusta National's par 5s coming into the day.

But he quickly changed that on Sunday, picking up birdie at the par-5 2nd hole to move to 1 under on the day and 2 over for the tournament.

Tiger on the day: 1 under (2 over for tournament)

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Tournament update: 11:52 a.m. EDT

Despite not being in contention, Tiger Woods is still drawing throngs of fans as he starts out on the front nine. He blisters a drive up the right side on No. 1, hits a nice approach shot into the middle of the green, but misses his birdie putt to the right and makes a 4-foot comebacker for par. Tiger knew immediately on his birdie putt that it was wayward, yelling 'Tiger!' at himself as the putt went up the hill in front of the hole.

Tiger on the day: Even (3 over for the tournament)

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Tournament update: 11:23 a.m. EDT

In one of the marquee morning pairings, Tiger Woods will tee off with Vijay Singh in about 10 minutes.

Augusta hasn't been all that kind to Singh, whose best finish is a T-5 in 2005. He missed the cut in 2010 and 2011.

Tiger will try to avoid not breaking 70 in the Masters for the first time since 2007.

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Tournament update: 11:10 a.m. EDT

Former World No. 1 Martin Kaymer made the cut at the Masters for the first time in five tries, but hasn't made any sort of run since carding a 2-under 34 on the front on Thursday. He is making some noise on Sunday with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 to get to 4 over. Many of the players on the course are playing for a bigger pay day. The difference between finishing in the top 20 - 20th place is worth $104,000 - and beyond the top 44 - where you will make $26,400 or less - leaves players with something to play for when out of contention for the title.

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Tournament update: 11 a.m. EDT

When you're World No. 1, you don't expect to be the fifth group off the tee on Sunday at the Masters. Luke Donald has struggled mightily at times this week, posting 75-73-75. He is 1 under thru four holes on Sunday to move to 6 over for the tournament. Donald's saving grace this week has been the par 5s, picking up seven birdies. But the par 4s have been tough on him with nine bogeys.

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Tournament update: 10:43 a.m. EDT

For the first time in nearly 36 hours, a player has birdied No. 1. Defending champion Charl Schwartzel started his round in style, moving to 5 over with the birdie. Schwartzel birdied No. 1 in 2011 to get his round started in grand fashion.

Wondering where the pin locations are today? Click the link to the right and take a look. Nearly impossible locations, to say the least.

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Tournament update: 9:57 a.m. EDT

The pin placements on Sunday are tough to say the least, especially on the front nine. The fourth group of the day just teed off on No. 1 and the course has yet to yield a birdie, although two groups are at the par-5 2nd hole.

No one in the field birdied No. 1 on Saturday, and the front right pin location - just over a bunker - will likely provide much the same results on Sunday.

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Tournament update: 9:35 a.m. EDT

Conventional wisdom at Augusta National is that those within six shots of the lead on Sunday have a chance. With Phil Mickelson near the top, that might be more like four shots.

In looking at those at 4 under or better, Padraig Harrington and Louis Oosthuizen are the only major winners. Oosthuizen made the cut for the first time in four tries this year, while Harrington has two T-5 finishes at Augusta (2002, 2008).

Young American stars Hunter Mahan (4 under), Matt Kuchar (5 under) and Bubba Watson (6 under) are all in striking distance too. Mahan has the best Augusta track record of this group, with two top-10 finishes (T-8 in 2010, T-10 in 2009), while Kuchar's best is a T-21 in 1998. Watson finished T-20 in 2008.

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Tournament update: 8:48 a.m. EDT

It's always fun to play the "What If?" game, so here are a few scenarios:

Peter Hanson would become the 42nd player to hold onto win with a 54-hole lead, but would be the 46th player to lose the 54-hole lead.

• To compound that, 49 players have won when holding the lead with nine holes to go, while 36 have faltered on the back nine.

If Phil Mickelson were to win, it would be the first time since 1987 that there was a different leader after each round, and only the fifth time in Masters history.

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Tournament update: 8:35 a.m. EDT

There is a buzz around Augusta National, with patrons hustling to their favorite spots on the course, especially next to Nos. 17 and 18, wanting to be a part of whatever magic might present itself later on Sunday.

Phil Mickelson has provided plenty of thrills on Sundays past, going 69 or lower in the final round in each of his three wins (a 69 in 2004, a 69 in 2006 and a 67 in 2010).

As for Peter Hanson, he's never played on Saturday or Sunday at Augusta National, missing the cut in his only appearance.

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Tournament update: 7:50 a.m. EDT

Amateur Kelly Kraft will be the first off the tee again today, finishing up his first major playing alongside Stewart Cink at 9:20 a.m.

Kraft chose to stay an amateur to be able to play the Masters, but will be turning pro on Monday.

He took to Twitter (you can get his feed here) Sunday, posting: "Last amateur round this morning! Going to be aggressive! No time for bogeys!"

One of three amateurs to make the cut, the defending U.S. Amateur champion struggled to a 5-over 77 on Saturday, posting four bogeys and two double bogeys, wasting three-straight birdies on Nos. 9-11.

Cink fired a 9-over 81 on Saturday to fall into the day's first pairing.

Kraft is 10 over for the week.

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