After defeating Justin Thomas, 3 and 2 in the morning semi-finals, Bubba Watson cruised to a 7 and 6 victory over Kevin Kisner to claim the 2018 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship.
Watson took control of the match by winning the first five holes, despite just one birdie (No. 1) in that stretch. He won Nos. 2-4 with pars and then the par-4 fifth hole when Kisner conceded. Kisner did not win a hole until No. 11.
The victory was Watson’s 11th of his PGA Tour career, and he joins Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy as the only players to win multiple majors and WGCs.
After going winless in two season, the 39-year-old Watson has now won two tournaments in his last four starts and should be considered one of the top favorites heading into Augusta in two weeks.
Watson takes home $1,700,000 in prize money and 550 FedEx Cup points – which moves him into 4th place on both the Money List and FedEx Cup standings. He also picks up 74 Official World Golf Ranking points and jumps to No. 21, from 39th.