Watch the complete final round broadcast of the 2014 Masters. Bubba Watson wins his second Green Jacket, finishing three strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.
The Thrilling 2014 Masters Tournament: Bubba Watson’s Triumph and Tiger’s Continued Reign
The Masters Tournament, one of golf’s most prestigious events, never fails to deliver excitement and drama on the lush greens of Augusta National Golf Club.
In 2014, the 78th edition of this iconic tournament, the world watched in anticipation as some of the best golfers on the planet vied for the coveted green jacket.
Bubba Watson emerged as the champion, securing his second Masters title.
However, the tournament was not without its share of surprises, including the absence of Tiger Woods and the quest for the world number one ranking by three prominent contenders: Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Jason Day.
From April 10th to 13th, 2014, the eyes of the golfing world were firmly fixed on Augusta, Georgia, as the Masters Tournament unfolded against the backdrop of the stunning Augusta National Golf Club.
Bubba Watson’s Triumph
Bubba Watson’s name will forever be etched in Masters history after his impressive victory in 2014.
Watson, known for his powerful and unorthodox style of play, claimed his second Masters title with a three-shot lead over his closest competitors, Jonas Blixt and the rising star Jordan Spieth.
Watson’s triumph showcased not only his remarkable skills but also his ability to handle the immense pressure of the Masters.
The Absence of Tiger Woods
The 2014 Masters Tournament was notable for the absence of the world’s number one golfer at the time, Tiger Woods. Woods had withdrawn from the tournament due to injury, leaving fans disappointed and speculating about the future of his career.
With Tiger’s absence, the field was wide open for other golfing greats to seize the opportunity and make their mark at Augusta.
The Quest for World Number One
In the absence of Tiger Woods, three prominent golfers had a chance to claim the coveted world number one ranking: Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Jason Day. Each had their own path to achieving this milestone.
Adam Scott, the defending Masters champion, needed a two-way tie for third place to secure the top ranking.
Henrik Stenson required a two-way tie for second, and Jason Day needed an outright win.
The pressure was palpable as these golfing titans battled it out on Augusta’s pristine fairways and challenging greens.
Ultimately, none of the three contenders for the world number one ranking managed to fulfill their requirements.
Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, and Jason Day finished tied for 14th, tied for 14th, and tied for 20th, respectively.
As a result, Tiger Woods retained his position as the world’s number one golfer, despite being absent from the Masters Tournament.