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Bubba Watson, given another chance at winning, doesn't let it get away at Riviera

  • Bubba Watson drives on the second tee at the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Bubba Watson drives on the second tee at the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brian Harman drives on the second tee in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Brian Harman drives on the second tee in the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sang-Moon Bae, of South Korea, chips to the first green at the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Sang-Moon Bae, of South Korea, chips to the first green at the final round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

Given another chance at winning, Bubba Watson wasn't about to let this one get away.

Watson went the final 39 holes at Riviera without a bogey and closed with a 7-under 64 for a two-shot victory Sunday in the Northern Trust Open. It was his first victory since the 2012 Masters, a stretch of 41 tournaments worldwide.

Watson started the final round four shots behind and was simply flawless. His final birdie of a 64-64 weekend gave him the lowest closing round by a winner of this event since Doug Tewell's 63 in 1986.

Dustin Johnson also played bogey-free, but it wasn't enough. He closed with a 66 for the second straight tournament. Just like last week at Pebble Beach, he had to settle for second.