US Masters 2014: Bubba Watson eyes Ryder Cup glory

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Bubba Watson has now set his sights on helping the United States win the Ryder Cup this year after becoming the Masters champion for the second time at Augusta National.

The 35-year-old world number four became the 17th player to win the Masters more than once as he followed up his 2012 success with a three-shot win on Sunday.

And despite the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland still over five months away, Watson has fixed his sights on tasting victory with his country and helping captain and fellow two-time champion Tom Watson lift the trophy.

Watson was on the losing side in the ‘Miracle at Medinah’ in 2012 when Jose Maria Olazabal’s European side came from 10-6 down on the final day to win in Chicago.

It left the United States on the end of seven defeats in the last nine encounters and Watson, who moved to the top of the Ryder Cup standings with his Masters win, is now determined to come out on top.

He said: “I love it, going over there (to Scotland) and playing golf, so I can’t wait. I know a win here is double points, so I figure I made the team. It’s a great feeling.

“I haven’t won a Ryder Cup yet, so that’s the next big tournament I’d like to win.”

Europe are 1.77 to win the Ryder Cup, while the United States are 2.05.

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