#6 Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson wins the Masters
Bubba Watson has been on the cusp of golf greatness for the past two or three years. On April 8, He took a huge leap towards solidifying his place amongst the game’s best by securing his first major championship at the 2012 Masters Tournament.
Watson erased a three-shot deficit in the final round forced a sudden death playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. The pair both made par on the first hole (played on the 18th), but Watson secured the famed green jacket with a par putt on the second hole (played on the 10th) after Oosthuizen finished with a bogey.
It was an especially emotional time for Watson and his wife Angie who had adopted their first child, a son named Caleb, just two weeks earlier.
“I feel like I am so blessed,” Watson told Fox News. “We know that the green jacket is a big honor, but at the same time, we can’t take this to Heaven with us.”