Can Bubba win another green jacket?

Bubba Watson went seven-under-par after 36 holes and was three shots clear at the halfway mark of The Masters on Friday, looking to win his second green jacket in three years.

 

“I'm a professional golfer.  I made it to the Masters.  So, obviously, I can play a little bit.  Right now it's working out.  For the first two days, I look like I know what I'm doing and hopefully the next two days I can play just as good,” he said.

 

The casual 35-year-old from Florida made an incredible run on the home stretch, where he birdied five in a row after reading the winds of Augusta National perfectly.

 

“Yeah, that five hole stretch was good,” he said. “It's one of those where you're not focused on what you're doing, you don't know that you're making all these birdies, you're focused on one shot at a time. At Augusta that's what you have to do.”

 

There is still half a tournament to go, but Watson is certainly the current favourite to win. A few of his contemporaries summed up the situation.

 

"None of us can stop Bubba," said Fred Couples. "If he goes out and does what he did yesterday and today, he's the guy to beat."

"Going to be tough to catch him if he keeps playing like that," added Luke Donald, who played with Watson the first 36 holes.

 

For Watson the challenge is to stay focused and keep himself at the top.

 

“We're still professional golfers, so we're still nervous,” said the Florida local. “It doesn't matter if you won it 42 times in a row, you're still nervous about it. You're still wanting the best. I'm keeping my head down, just to stay focused on what I'm doing, not look at leaderboards, just play golf.”

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