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‘Small-town guy’ wins Masters

WHY ME?The self-taught Bubba Watson, who has never had a coach, joined the ranks of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Tom Watson and Seve Ballesteros as a two-time winner

Reuters, AUGUSTA, Georgia

“You have to play your swing. You have to play what you know,” he said. “Sometimes I hit a big slice off the tee to get it in play. Sometimes I hit a big draw with an iron. Just whatever makes you feel comfortable.”

Watson shed no tears at his press conference, but said he expected to have another good cry once his achievement sinks in.

“Why Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida? Why is he winning? I just always ask the question, why? Why me?” the world No. 12 said. “That’s why I’m always going to cry. I’ll probably cry again tonight sometime just thinking about it.”

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