Bubba Watson: 'Masters failings got me in record books'

Watson: 'Masters failings got me in record books'
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Bubba Watson says that scoring 10 on a par-three hole has put him in the record books at the Masters.

World number 14 Bubba Watson has joked that he had a "pretty good week" despite finishing tied for 50th at the Masters.

The defending champion had a time to forget in Augusta, which culminated in him scoring 10 on the par-three 12th hole to finish seven-over for the tournament.

However, the 34-year-old isn't getting depressed about his poor performance.

"If you're not going to win, you've got to get in the record books somehow, so I'm a guy that got a double-digit score on a par-three," said Watson.

"When you look back at this week, I had nine three-putts, three balls in the water on 11, and a 10.

"So when you add that all up, a tie for 50th is a pretty good week."

Watson was within striking distance of the lead on the 12th on one-under par, but put three balls in Rae's Creek, including one out of the back bunker, to move out of contention.

Jason Day watches his ball after taking his second shot on the first hole on November 29, 2012
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