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The Follow-Through: Masters musings

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Just a few thoughts following the Masters:BUBBA DOESN'T LIKE TO LAY UPHolding on to a three-stroke lead with four holes to play during the final round, Bubba Watson sent his drive into the second cut, or rough at any other course besides Augusta National, to the right of the fairway on the par-5 15th hole.Now any other player would probably decide to limit the damage and lay up short of the water that guards the green and chip on from there to possibly make a birdie.Watson, however, is no normal player and decided to blast through the trees in front of him.The resulting shot landed maybe a foot past the water and rolled off the back of the green.When asked about the thought process of that shot in an interview after the tournament, Watson's caddie Ted Scott said, "It's 'Bubba Golf' ... It's a freak show. I can't describe it any other way."A freak show, indeed.I would guess about 95 percent of the players on the PGA Tour would not even attempt that...

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