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Bubba Watson hit an absolutely outrageous shot on hole 11 at the Masters

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With the Masters now halfway through, Patrick Reed is leading the way thanks to his second-round 66.

The American is nine-under and has a two-shot advantage over Marc Leishman.

Nonetheless, even the quickest of glances at the leaderboard would suggest there are just too many names that can't be written off.

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith, and Dustin Johnson are all chasing, with the former two on four-under and the latter on three-under.

Just a little further down comes Bubba Watson, who is on -2 and has a lot to do if he is to make a top-five finish.

The odds may be against the 39-year-old, yet no-one can fault him for entertainment so far in the tournament.

The 2012 and 2014 champion made headlines earlier in the week for his outrageous trick putt on a par-3 hole, sweeping the ball past the cup, up a hill, before it crept back down the slope and in.

That was always going to take some beating, but on Friday, he pulled an even more spectacular shot out of the bag.

On hole 11, par-4, at Augusta, he did this:

It was very difficult to see what he was even attempting until the ball trickled along the green. 

What a shot 

Golf fans were absolutely stunned:

Watson had a strong day with a score of 69 to make up for his slow start to the Masters.

Bubba's back up there 

“There’s a couple putts here and there I wish I could have had back, but all-in-all it was a great day,” Watson said, per Augusta.com.

“Any time you can shoot under par and in the 60s around this place you’re doing something right.

The Masters - Round Two

“I did (feel better Friday). But I was really upset because the lead kept getting further and further away.

“Today I putted well and that’s what made my round very good.”

Just as he has come into some momentum, he will be praying that heavy rain and thunder storms don't interrupt his progress over the weekend amid warnings that play could be suspended.

Who are you backing to win the Masters? Have your say in the comments. 

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