US Masters: Bubba Watson expects nervy finale

 Bubba Watson during Masters

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Dafabet’s 3.60 favourite Bubba Watson feels all the challengers for the Masters title, not just those that haven’t won a Major before, will be nervous on Sunday.

The left-hander is looking to collect his second Green Jacket, after success at Augusta in 2012, and will go into the final round with a share of the lead.

Watson carded a third round 74 to leave him on -5, alongside fellow American Jordan Spieth, who shot a second consecutive round of 70.

Matt Kuchar and Sweden’s Jonas Blixt (1.40 for a top-ten finish) are tied for third with a shot off the pace, while two others are on -3, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Rickie Fowler.

Many pundits feel the youngster Spieth and the others who are yet to win one of the big four will struggle to cope with the pressure on the final day, which you would think would play into Watson’s hands.

But the Ryder Cup star insisted: “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.”

The stats look good though for the big-hitting Bubba, who has already secured six top-25 finishes this season and top of the charts when it comes to putts from between 15-25 feet.

Nineteen of the last 23 Masters winners have come out of final group and Watson (2.07 to shoot under 71.5 in round four) will tee-it-up with Spieth in Sunday’s last pairing at 14:40.

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