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Watson's T-2, hot start to season may make him Masters favorite

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DORAL, Fla. – For all the attention being lavished on Patrick Reed, who won his third PGA Tour title in his last 14 starts on Sunday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season, Bubba Watson may quietly be giving them a run for their money.

Watson has finished outside the top 10 in just two of his seven starts this season and followed his victory at the Northern Trust Open last month with a runner-up showing on Sunday at Doral.

Watson closed with a 68 on Sunday in south Florida and considering his record at Augusta National he will likely rank among the favorites for the season’s first major next month.

“I’m where I want to be. My ballstriking I wish was a little bit better. But certain golf courses just scare me half to death and around here scared me a lot but I played it really well this week,” Watson said.