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World according to Bubba Watson: Augusta suits his game; criticism 'only way to get better'

  • Bubba Watson walks with his caddie on the 11th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Bubba Watson walks with his caddie on the 11th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bubba Watson walks down the 12th fairway with Geoff Ogilvy, of Australia, during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Bubba Watson walks down the 12th fairway with Geoff Ogilvy, of Australia, during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bubba Watson hits on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Bubba Watson hits on the 14th hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)  (The Associated Press)

Bubba Watson is still trying to comprehend that he's a two-time Masters champion.

Watson said Tuesday it hasn't really hit him that he won his first green jacket in 2012, much less captured his second last year.

Then again, Watson feels he is better suited to defend his title this time around, saying he was a bit overwhelmed by all the attention after his first Masters victory. Also, he really likes the way Augusta National sets up for his game, saying there's only three holes — 1, 7 and 18 — that give him troubles. The others "look good to my eye."

Watson also welcomed an ESPN survey finding he was the least-popular player among his fellow PGA Tour competitors. He says criticism "is the only way to get better."