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Watson and Oosthuizen return to the 18th tee for the first playoff hole. Bubba draws the honor. Both players find the fairway and then the green in regulation. Oosthuizen has an 18-foot birdie putt, while Watson is left with a 10-footer.
Oosthuizen: I had the putt Mickelson [in 2004] and O'Meara made to get their victories. I felt it was a putt a lot of people over the years had made, so I felt I knew the line, just a ball outside on the right. It should turn the whole way. I hit a great putt—good speed, perfect line. It turned all the way and then two feet in front of the hole it decided to stop turning. I still thought it might catch the right side and lip in, but it just stayed straight and went over the right side of the cup. At that stage I thought, That's it. It's over. I had my shot at it.
Watson: I don't know how he missed. He put it on the edge of the cup, and it never moved. So now I have another putt to win the Masters. It's human nature to think about what might happen: putting on the green jacket, lifting the trophy, kissing your mom, doing this, doing that.
Angie: The only other person with me was my sister, Amy. We wanted to get the perfect picture of Bubba winning, with me facing the TV and Caleb on my shoulder looking at the camera. We must've taken 20 pictures when Bubba was putting on the 72nd hole. We did it again on the first playoff hole. It kind of took my nerves away—I was less worried about him making the putt than getting the photo right!
Watson: I felt pretty composed when I was over the ball. I was on pretty much the same line as Louis. Because of how his reacted, I aimed dead center. It can't break. But it did.
Ted Scott, Watson's caddie: There's a mystery to golf, because you can hit the same putt twice from the same spot and sometimes it will break and sometimes it won't. Even at Augusta.
Oosthuizen: You think if a playoff goes more than one hole, you had a shot somewhere for the title. After he missed that putt, I thought it was mine to win.
The playoff moves to number 10, the sweeping 495-yard downhill dogleg left that over the years has played to a stroke average of 4.32, making it Augusta National's toughest hole.