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Masters 2013: Bubba Watson sinks hole-in-one in practice round

Fun in the sun at Augusta as defending champion Watson sinks hole-in-one in Masters practice round… and he didn't cry!

By
Charlie Skillen

PUBLISHED:

16:47 GMT, 10 April 2013

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UPDATED:

17:08 GMT, 10 April 2013

Bubba Watson is clearly in top form to defend his green jacket in style after getting a hole-in-one in a practice round today.

Last year's Champion was playing a practice round before the tournament starts tomorrow, and achieved a hole-in-one on Augusta's par 3 16th hole.

Watson's practice partner Scott Piercy described Watson's reaction: 'Arms in the air, big smile, like a little kid in the candy store,' he told the Chicago Tribune.

High fives: Bubba Watson (right) laps up the apprecation of the crowd after sinking a hole-in-one

High fives: Bubba Watson (right) laps up the apprecation of the crowd after sinking a hole-in-one

Mini-me: Watson takes out his driver during a practice round today ahead of defending his Masters title

Mini-me: Watson takes out his driver during a practice round today ahead of defending his Masters title

Turtle and the hare: Sergio Garcia attempts to chase some unwanted visitors back into the pond today

Turtle and the hare: Sergio Garcia attempts to chase some unwanted visitors back into the pond today

'That was really cool. To do it on 16 at the Masters, I'm sure it's something he’ll never forget. And I can tell my kids that Bubba Watson made a hole in one here, and I saw it.'

Watson's caddie, Teddy Scott, told the same paper: 'The crowd was obviously really into it. any time somebody makes a hole-in-one, if there's just four of you playing with your buddies, you're excited. So everybody was pumped and high-fiving. It was cool.'

Ready and waiting: Rory McIlroy plays a shot in today's practice round ahead of the Masters starting tomorrow

Ready and waiting: Rory McIlroy plays a shot in today's practice round ahead of the Masters starting tomorrow

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy

Face in the crowd: Scotsman Paul Lawrie hits a shot from the trees in a practice round today

Face in the crowd: Scotsman Paul Lawrie hits a shot from the trees in a practice round today

The amazing feat comes the day after the Masters Club Dinner in honour of Watson, a tradition started by Ben Hogan in 1952.

Fans leapt to Watson's defence over the menu he chose for the meal, which Sir Nick Faldo joked on Twitter was a 'happy meal'.

Posting a message to Watson, Faldo said: 'You had a year to decide on, grilled chicked, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni & cheese!!!#HappyMeal #PlayLikeaChampion,' before quoting a Tweet from a fan which suggested diners got a toy prize if they cleaned their plates.

Happy meal: Sir Nick Faldo joked about the quality of Watson's Masters Club Dinner menu

Happy meal: Sir Nick Faldo joked about the quality of Watson's Masters Club Dinner menu

Hitting the target: Argentinean Angel Cabrera chips on the driving range before a practice round today

Hitting the target: Argentinean Angel Cabrera chips on the driving range before a practice round today

Watson broke down in tears in a press conference yesterday after a reporter asked him what he did with the green jacket he won last year.

He also famously cried on the shoulder of his mother Molly when he won the tournament after a play-off with Louis Oosthuizen, leading to the nickname 'Blubba.'

Suits you: Two Australian fans got in on the fun (above) while another fan proposed to his partner (below)

Suits you: Two Australian fans got in on the fun (above) while another fan proposed to his partner (below)

Proposal

Proposal

Horse racing tips: Friday, Monday, June 25 2012

All the top tips and best bets for Monday, June 25

Your complete tipping guide for Monday's race meetings from Racemail's stable of speculators.

Horse racing

WORK WHISPER

GARMELOW GIRL (Thirsk, 6.20)

LAY OF THE DAY

CYRUS SOD (Chepstow, 3.00)

BURNT FINGERS

GEORGE BENJAMIN (Thirsk, 7.50)

CAPTAIN HEATH:

ROCKY REEF (Chepstow, 4.30)

FORMCAST SPECIAL BET

ELECTRIC QATAR (Wolverhampton, 2.45)

WIZARD:

AMIR PASHA (Thirsk, 6.30)

ROBIN GOODFELLOW SELECTIONS

Chepstow

2.30 Hamilton Hill

3.00 Bank Bonus

3.30 Hallings Comet

4.00 Viscount Vert

4.30 Rocky Reef

5.00 Full Shilling

5.30 Two Turtle Doves (nb)

Thirsk

6.20 Moss Quito

6.50 Strikemaster

7.20 Silken Express

7.50 Defence Council

8.20 Bavarian Nordic

8.50 Borderlescott

9.20 Fama Mac

Windsor

6.10 Al Aqabah

6.40 Front Page News

7.10 Heyward Girl

7.40 Presburg

8.10 Admiralty

8.40 Gabrial's King

Wolverhampton

2.15 Spartan King

2.45 Electric Qatar (nap)

3.15 Tiablo

3.45 Miako

4.15 Mugazala

4.45 Ishikawa

5.15 Yes Mam

5.45 Marksbury