Watson's spectacular eagle, frightening tee shot

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In his first nine holes at Trump National Doral on Thursday, Bubba Watson hit at least one spectacular shot and then another that will give you the shivers.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, March 05, 2015 | 3:08 p.m.

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson often wows us with his shot-making ability.

That was no different on Thursday in the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. Playing the long par-5 12th -- his third hole of the day -- Watson faced a 224-yard approach shot from the middle of the fairway.

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Pulling a mid-iron from the bag (are you kidding?), Watson knocked it stiff to within a foot of the hole to set up an easy eagle.

You can see it here:

 

The 18th hole -- Watson's ninth of the day -- was a different story all together.

From the tee box, Watson unleashed a low, screaming drive way right that zipped just over the heads of the spectators lining the ropes. It was a scary moment, but luckily no one was hurt.

Watson would bogey the hole. Here's a look at that frightening tee shot:

 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.