AUGUSTA, Ga. – The shot, that’s all anyone is talking about here at the Masters. The shot.
Bubba Watson’s massive hook shot on the second playoff hole last year to win the Masters will go down in major championship lore. It is easily the most famous spot at Augusta National this week. Players walk to the spot; patrons walk to the spot.
In fact, when Watson played Augusta National on Sunday with his wife, Angie, he noticed that someone was over in the right trees searching for the spot. But it wasn’t quite in the exact position.
“There was a group of guys over there,” Watson said Tuesday. “Couldn’t see who it was, and I yelled at them and I said, ‘No, that’s not the spot; it’s a little over here.’
“And come to find out it was Billy Casper and his son. Kind of funny. I didn’t know that.”
Word is Padraig Harrington went down to the spot earlier this week. He took a practice swing left-handed, but didn’t attempt it. Harrington later said he believes there should be a plaque there to honor the feat.
“Who wouldn’t want to see a plaque that says ‘Bubba’ in the middle of the pine straw,” Watson quipped.
Seemingly the only person here who hasn’t walked to the spot right of the 10th fairway is Tiger Woods.
“I haven’t looked over there,” Woods said Tuesday. “Don’t want to be over there.”