WATCH: Bubba Watson uses driver to skip across 16th at Masters

By Wayne Cavadi
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WATCH: Bubba Watson uses driver to skip across 16th at Masters

The practice rounds from Augusta National often create as much buzz as the main event. With the Masters first day pairings and tee times set, some of golf's biggest names took to the links for some last warm-ups before Thursday.

So why not have some fun while doing it?

That's where the 16th hole comes into play. Nicknamed 'Redbud' the Par 3 requires the golfer to play over water, using an iron to approach the green. During the practice rounds, it has become a tradition to skip the ball to the green and see who can get the closest to the flag.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson took a new approach this year. While still skipping the ball across the water, he ditched the commonly used 4-iron and pulled out his famous pink driver to do so.

He didn't quite succeed in getting closest to the pin, but managed to find dry land — and hit his patented cut across the water while doing it. 

Take a quick look at some of the others who took their jabs at the 16th green.

2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth takes a whirl:

Mr. 59 Adam Hadwin took a shot at skipping his way to the 16th green:

Twice as nice, reigning Masters champion Danny Willett and Tyrrell Hatton give it a go together:

And lastly, Mackenzie Hughes not only skips it to the 16th, but get closest to the pin:

The fun is just getting started at Augusta. Tomorrow's Par 3 Contest (weather pending) should provide us with another exciting day heading into Thursday's first round.