Augusta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bubba Watson parred the first three holes of the back nine on Sunday to keep his 2-shot lead at the Masters.
Watson stands at 7-under par with six holes to go. The 2012 Masters winner 2- putted for par from a similar distance on 10 and 11, then putted from just over the 12th green to two feet and kicked that in for par.
Jordan Spieth, who is trying to become the fourth first-time participant to win the Masters, parred 10 and 11 to remain one back, but his tee ball on the 12th found Rae's Creek.
Spieth chipped to eight feet and drained the bogey putt to slip to minus-5. Jonas Blixt joined him there with a birdie on the par-5 13th.
Matt Kuchar remained alone in fourth at minus-4. He birdied the 11th, then parred his next two holes.
Rory McIlroy (69), Jimmy Walker (70) and two-time champion Bernhard Langer (69) shared ninth place at even-par 288. They are the leaders in the clubhouse.
Adam Scott, the 2013 champion, closed with an even-par 72 to finish his title defense at 1-over-par 289.
Joost Luiten fired a 5-under 67 in the final round to end at plus-4. That was just third round lower than 68 all week.