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Bubba Watson pulls off spectacular trick shot at pre-Masters tournament

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Bubba Watson stunned the crowd and his opponents alike at the Masters Par-3 contest on Wednesday with an astonishing piece of skill. 

Taking part in the pre-Masters competition alongside Webb Simpson and Wesley Bryan at Augusta National, the 39-year-old decided to entertain the crowd by showing off his skills.  

Watson opted against knocking in the fairly simple three-foot putt to play past the hole by at least 20 feet before it amazingly rolled back into the hole. 

As you can see below, Watson even had the audacity to turn back and shake the hands of his opponents while the ball made its way back. 

Initially, his rivals took it lightly and had a laugh before it started to become clear what Bubba was about to achieve.

When the ball went in, the two-time Masters champion celebrated by pumping his fists while the on-looking crowd almost had to rub their eyes in disbelief.

What makes it even more impressive is when you notice he actually played the putt with the toe of his club too!

If he's reading the greens that well this week, the 2012 and 2014 Masters champion could well be in contention again this year.

Of course, the shot was purely academical as veteran Tom Watson ended up claiming the tournament while Bubba finished level par in a round of 27. 

Watson finished six under par in the nine-hole event, just a shot ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, becoming the oldest player to win the contest at 68-years-old. 

The Masters - Par 3 Contest

He told ESPN: "I won it one other time a long time ago and of course I didn't win the tournament that year, but since I'm not playing the tournament I said, 'Let's go for it this year.'"

Watson was one of the top players in the world during the 70s and the 80s, winning eight major championships during that time. 

The man from Kansas has won the PGA Player of the Year on six different occasions and lost a play-off for the 2009 Open Championship at the age of 59. 

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