Masters 2014: Bubba Watson predicts nervy final day in Augusta

Masters 2014: Bubba Watson expects to be as nervous as debutant and fellow leader Jordan Spieth on the final day

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson Photo: TourProGolfClubs

Bubba Watson believes he will be as nervous as joint-leader Jordan Spieth when the pair tee off on the final day of the Masters at Augusta.

Former champion Watson let his lead slip in round three on Saturday as inexperienced Spieth moved alongside his compatriot on five under par.

It’s going to be tough for everybody, not just guys that have never won one

Bubba Watson

The 35-year-old won the Masters in 2012, but Watson still expects to feel nerves as the pair start one shot clear of Jonas Blixt and Matt Kuchar.

“We are all going to be nervous,” said Watson.

“We all know what it means to our career, for our status to move forward in the game. It’s going to be tough for everybody, not just guys that have never won one.”

20-year-old Spieth is yet to win a Major and the Dallas youngster is under added pressure as he attempts to take Tiger Woods’s crown as the youngster recipient of a green jacket.

And as a former winner, Waston admitted he could console himself with his 2012 triumph in Augusta if his challenge should fade on the final day.

“If I play bad, I still have a Green Jacket, so that’s the positive I have to go for,” added Watson.

Watson also believes he and Spieth have an advantage as the pair tee off in the final group, like 19 of the last 23 Masters winners.

“That’s where everybody wants to be on Sunday,” Watson continued. “You know the roars, you know the history of the game. It’s a lot better making that putt to win when you’re in the last group than having to wait.”

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand: Chelsea FC have made the signing of the summer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
‘It might happen’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers latest Man United transfer update
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp replies when asked if new Liverpool FC signing could face Chelsea FC
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC make loan offer for 23-year-old FC Barcelona forward – report
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Micah Richards predicts where Man United will finish this season
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Piers Morgan (Photo: Piers Morgan / Twitter)
Piers Morgan reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over West Ham United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Ian Wright
Ian Wright admits Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal is ‘devastating’
Billie Jean King (Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic / ITF)
ITF announces that women’s tennis world cup to be renamed the Billie Jean King Cup
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker reacts to Harry Kane’s display in Tottenham’s 5-2 win at Southampton