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No Tiger, no drama, no roars from this Masters _ just a green jacket for Bubba

The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.Too bad this wasn't the Masters.This was a week earlier at the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth were merely spectators. The stage belonged to Patrick Welch of Providence, R.I, and he made the final putt on the 18th green to win the 14-15 age division for boys.One week later, Watson had a birdie putt from about 15 feet. He could have four-putted and still won his second Masters. He two-putted for par.To be clear, this was a masterful performance.On a golf course so firm and fast that only 19 players shot in the 60s, Watson did it three times. He joined a distinguished list of players to win the Masters twice in three years — Horton Smith, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.But this Masters will be known more as a bore than for its roars.The final group produced only one birdie o...

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