Bubba Watson gets first PGA Tour win since 2012

Bubba Watson hits from the second tee during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera...

Bubba Watson hits from the second tee during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club Sunday, February 16, 2014. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

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Bubba Watson was rewarded for his impressive early season form when he stormed to his first PGA Tour title since the 2012 Masters with a two-shot victory at the Northern Trust Open on Sunday.

Four strokes off the pace going into the final round, the American left-hander seized control with five birdies in the first eight holes on the way to a flawless seven-under-par 64 at a sun-splashed Riviera Country Club.

Watson, who has long relished playing at the revered venue despite never having posted a top-10 finish in seven previous starts, finished up in style as he rolled in a 14-foot birdie putt at the last to post a 15-under total of 269.

Long-hitting American Dustin Johnson, one of four players who held at least a share of the lead during the final round, closed with a five-birdie 66 to finish alone in second place.


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