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Is Bubba Watson Playing in Masters 2024?

Published 04/02/2024, 1:15 PM EDT

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April brings a huge amount of excitement to Augusta National Golf Club. The 88th Masters is all ready to begin from April 11th to April 14th, and nothing is stopping LIV golfer Bubba Watson from making his 16th Masters appearance with other LIV golfers. How is he making an appearance? You may wonder? Well, he doesn’t need any invitation, as his two victories in 2012 and 2014 set him up for life.

He finished T21 at the LIV Golf Mayakoba event, and in Las Vegas, he ended up at T15. Surprisingly, Watson is among 17 other players who have won the Masters more than once. With his incredible achievements, surely his expectations will be high to get the cup back in his bag for the third time!

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Watson may swing his spectacular 52-degree wedge to get the title for himself. He beat Louis Oosthuizen in 2012 on the second playoff hole on No. 10 to win the first green jacket of his life. Later in 2014, he won by three strokes and defeated tournament rookies Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth.

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Again, in 2018, displaying his golf skills, Watson finished at T-5.  Watson has made the cut in 13 of his 15 starts at Augusta National. During his last appearance in 2023, things did not go as well for him as he would have expected.

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Bubba Watson’s 2023 Masters highlight 

In the 2023 edition of the Masters, Watson finished round 1 with a score of 77. He made three bogeys at the first, fourth, and seventeenth holes. Unfortunately, on the fifth, seventh, and fifteenth, LIV golfers hit double bogeys. It was not all bogeys or double bogeys he shot, but he also carded four birdies. 

In the second round, he shot two birdies at holes nine and eleven. He shot a total of six bogeys at holes 1st, 2nd, 5th, and back-to-back at 12th, 13th, and 17th. Finally, Bubba Watson finished at 4 over par on Friday. With a final score of 9 over par after two rounds, he unfortunately missed the cut. 

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Even after last year’s struggle, Watson must be looking forward to earning his third green jacket! Do you think that any LIV golfer can emerge victorious in the Masters this year? Share your thoughts with us!

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Nikki Sharma

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Nikki Sharma is a Golf Writer at EssentiallySports. With six years of journalistic experience, she has mastered the art of covering niches. An avid LPGA follower herself, Nikki has a knack for all things female in golf.
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Riya Singhal

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