12 Apr '14, 2am

Bubba Watson, the quintessential outsider, finds himself back home atop Masters field

Bubba Watson, the quintessential outsider, finds himself back home atop Masters field

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson does not belong at Augusta National, but it is perfect for him. He is not supposed to be in the Masters at all, but it’s not surprising he leads the tournament. This is Bubba: a series of contradictions, a golfer with world-class skills and no coach, a ripped-jeans upbringing and black-tie game, and most importantly at the moment, exactly the right skill set to win a tournament he never imagined entering. These are now the Bubba Masters until somebody takes them from him. We should not confuse this with the 2012 Bubba Masters, which he won. He grabbed that one with a preposterous hooked recovery shot in a playoff. This is different. He is in control after two rounds, thanks to a run of five straight birdies on the back nine, and anyway, this is a different Bubba. “This whole year is about rejoicing,” he said after his 68 moved him clear of the f...

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