Bubba Watson wins second Masters title

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Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:55 PM

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Bubba Watson won the 78th Masters at Augusta National on Sunday by three shots.

The left-handed American closed with a final round 69 to finish at eight-under-par for the tournament and win the coveted green jacket for the second time after his breakthrough triumph in 2012.

Jordan Spieth, the 20-year-old Texan bidding to become the youngest Masters champion, led by two shots at eight-under after seven holes but faded to finish on five-under.

He finished tied for second with Sweden's Jonas Blixt while Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez was fourth at four under.

(Reporting by Julian Linden; editing by Tony Jimenez)