(LOS ANGELES) — Bubba Watson shot a 7-under 64 to win the Northern Trust Open on Sunday and snapped a two-year win streak in the process.
Watson’s last tournament win came back in April of 2012 at The Masters. He went the final 39 holes without a bogey to beat Dustin Johnson by two shots.
“When I won the Masters, it was just me,” Watson said of having his family at Riviera this time to witness a win. “Family members were there, but not my wife and not my son, who was just adopted at that point, and now is two weeks away from being 2 years old. What a thrill. We’ll have some pictures with him and my wife and the trophy, so it’s nice.”
Watson went 41 tournaments without a trophy and didn’t even realize it was that long.
“You never know when your last win is going to be,” Watson said. “My last win could have been the Masters, which would have been a great way to go out. But winning here at Northern Trust is nice. I never felt down that I haven’t won yet, but just kept plugging along. And somehow, it fell in my lap today.”
Johnson finished one shot behind Jimmy Walker at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
“When you shoot 14 under on the weekend, it’s tough to beat that,” Johnson said.
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