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3:43 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Bubba Watson Wins Masters; Ice Flyers Win President's Cup

Bubba Watson puts on his second green jacket.
Bubba Watson puts on his second green jacket.
Credit via Sam Kessler

Bubba Watson won the 2014 Masters Golf Championship Sunday; his second win at August National in three years. Watson’s first Masters’ win in 2012 was also the first win of a major tournament on the PGA Tour.

He’s now just the seventeenth golfer to win the Masters - and its iconic green jacket - more than once.  Also, he’s just the fourth player in history to earn victories at the tournament in their first six or fewer appearances.

The Bagdad, Florida native and Milton High School graduate finished the 2014 Masters with a score of 8-under-par, edging out Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three strokes.

Watson jumped out to a lead after the first three rounds of the tournament. After relinquishing the lead in the early going Sunday, he came back strong to finish 3-under par, 69 in the final round.

With the victory, Watson earned over $1.6 million and moved up to #4 in the world rankings.

Pensacola Ice Flyers:

Credit Pensacola Ice Flyers

The Southern Professional Hockey League’s President’s Cup will stay in Pensacola for another year. The Ice Flyers took their second consecutive league championship Saturday night, beating Columbus 5-1in Columbus to sweep the best-of-three final. Pensacola outscored the Cottonmouths 14-2 during the series, including a 9-1 rout Thursday at the Bay Center.

The Ice Flyers also set league records for most regular season wins -- 38 – and for attendance – just over 114 thousand. Before the series, coach Rod Aldoff was named SPHL Coach of the Year.

A championship celebration is planned Tuesday, April 15 at the Pensacola Bay Center.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the celebration ceremony to begin at 6:45.