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Continued: Going for greens: Bubba Watson goes on birdie spree, 3 strokes ahead midway through Masters

  • Article by: DOUG FERGUSON , Associated Press
  • Last update: April 11, 2014 - 7:45 PM

That's really the only break he needed in the second round. His golf is amazingly simple for such a complicated personality. Watson, whose victory at Riviera in February was his first since the 2012 Masters, said he was helped by not having all the attention on him this week. He didn't have to host the Champions Dinner. He didn't have to go through the process of returning the green jacket.

Even so, the Masters is just getting started.

The 36-hole leader goes on to win the Masters just over one-third of the time, and only two players — Mike Weir in 2003 and Trevor Immelman in 2008 — have done it since 2000. And while Watson is a major champion, this will be the first time he sleeps on the lead at a major.

"It's starting to get pretty easy to drop shots out there," Scott said. "Tomorrow is a big day for everyone."

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