10 Apr 2012

Green jacket won't change Bubba's life

7:32 am on 10 April 2012

Bubba Golf is set to become a worldwide phenomenon after Bubba Watson defied decades of conservative golfing wisdom to win the US Masters at Augusta yesterday.

While he's won three times previously on the US PGA Tour, his major breakthrough puts his self taught unconventional style under the global spotlight.

From Florida Watson's never had a golf lesson and uses a bright pink driver with a technique which makes golf coaches wince.

The result moves Watson up to number four in the world rankings, but he says it won't be a life-changing experience.

Meanwhile Oosthuizen's second placing at Augusta was a huge improvement, having missed the cut on his previous three visits.