Over the years, Bubba Watson has proven to be one of the most electrifying players on the PGA Tour.
Sunday at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai was merely the latest example. Yes, Watson is known and admired most for his booming drives. But, as we've seen, his short game is pretty darn good too. Whether it was the hooking sand-wedge that set up his first Masters win in 2012, or the bunker shot he holed for eagle on Sunday to force a playoff in China, Watson has it all.
Lost because of that amazing eagle hole-out, however, may have been his winning birdie putt on the same hole a few minutes later.
Here's another look at that 25-footer that sealed Watson's first victory in a World Golf Championships event:
As you can see -- length aside -- that was a roller coaster of a putt. To be able to muster up the poise and harness the adrenaline surely running through his body moments after that hole-out shows you just how talented Watson is.
Oh... and talk about buckling down. Watson played the last three holes in regulation bogey, double bogey, eagle to force the playoff. It shows you the maturity that's growing in his game. It would have been very easy to have a let down on the final hole after blowing up on 16 and 17. Instead, Watson realized he still had a chance to win the tournament and seized the opportunity.