Monday, 14 April 2014
Bubba Watson celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2014 Masters  (Getty Images)
Bubba Watson celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 2014 Masters (Getty Images)

• His second European Tour International Schedule victory in his 41st European Tour event. His first was the Masters Tournament in 2012.

• Could move to as high as fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking from 12th.

• His second Major Championship victory in his 25th Major Championship appearance.

• His second Major Championship victory following his first success in the 2012 Masters Tournament.

• His second victory comes in his sixth appearance in the Masters Tournament.

• Becomes the 17th different player to record multiple victories in the Masters Tournament.

• Shared the lead going into the final round of the 2014 Masters Tournament. He made up a three shot last round deficit when he won in 2012, tying Louis Oosthuizen in regulation play, before winning the play-off.

• Moves into joint second place in the all-time list of players to win the second Masters title in the fewest number appearances with six. Horton Smith (won his two from three appearances). Next are Jimmy Demaret (won his first two from six appearances), then alongside Arnold Palmer (won his first two from six appearances).

• Left-handers have now won six of the last 12 Masters Tournaments, dating back to 2003. They are: Mike Weir (2003), Phil Mickelson (2004, 2006, 2010) and Bubba Watson (2012 and 2014).

• Is the ninth Major Championship won by a left-hander. Phil Mickelson (five), Bubba Watson (two), Bob Charles and Mike Weir (both with one).

• Playing in the last group in the final round. The winner has played in the last match on Sunday in 20 of the last 24 years.

• This was the first time he had led a Major Championship going into the final round.

• The 58th American victory in the Masters Tournament.

OTHER FACTS

• Becomes the seventh player to win two Masters Tournament titles for their first two Major victories. They are: Horton Smith (1934, 1936), Jimmy Demaret (1940, 1947), Arnold Palmer (1968, 1960), Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993), Ben Crenshaw (1984, 1995), José María Olazábal (1994 and 1999) and Bubba Watson (2012 and 2014).

• Becomes the 21st victory by a left-hander in European Tour history.

• The second American to win on The European Tour in 2014, following Patrick Reed (WGC – Cadillac Championship).

• Becomes the third consecutive American Major winner, following Phil Mickelson (2013 Open Championship) and Jason Dufner (2013 US PGA Championship).

• The 195th American victory in European Tour history.

• The 17th different winner this season on The European Tour from the 17 events so far.

• The sixth player leading or sharing the lead going into the final round this season that has gone onto win from the 16 stroke play events to date.

• The third rounds leader(s) has now won the Masters Tournament 42 out of the 78 editions.

• Extends his five year exemption in the US Open Championship, Open Championship and US PGA Championship until 2019.

• Gains a place in the 2014 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

• His second victory of 2014, following the Waste Management Open.

• His seventh victory as a professional.

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