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Masters Results 2014: Most Surprising Scores from Augusta
Patric Schneider

The 2014 Masters resulted in many golfers defying the odds, for better or for worse.

Bubba Watson beat the odds. He entered the tournament as a 25/1 underdog, according to Odds Shark, but he finished Sunday atop the leaderboard.

However, Watson's odds-defying performance wasn't the most shocking of the weekend. Here are the performances that were.

 

Matt Slocum

5. Bernhard Langer's E

At 56 years old, Bernhard Langer could be the father of some of the golfers he competed against at the Masters. This didn't stop him from keeping up with them, though.

He entered the tournament as a 500/1 underdog. Langer hadn't finished better than tied for 25th in a PGA major tournament since 2006. He was cut six out of the previous seven times he competed in the Masters.

But Sunday, he finished with a 69, tying him for the third-best performer of the day and eighth best of the entire tournament.

 

Chris Carlson

4. Jordan Spieth's -5

Going into hole No. 5 Sunday, Jordan Spieth held a lead over Watson for first place. Spieth went on to bogey three of the next five holes while Watson birdied three of the next five.

At 20 years old, Spieth will have plenty more opportunities to finish. He entered his first Masters with 40/1 odds after missing the cut in last year's U.S. Open and PGA Championship and finishing just 44th in The Open Championship.

However, Spieth showed why he was the 2013 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, finishing tied for second. He still made history, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

 

David J. Phillip

3. Phil Mickelson's CUT

No major tournament has given Phil Mickelson less grief than the Masters. He's claimed victory in it three times, compared to just two in every other major combined. He hadn't missed a cut in the Masters since 1997.

But in Round 2, his one-over performance following a four-over Round 1 wasn't enough to keep him alive. He missed the cut, despite entering the tournament with the third-highest odds to win at 12/1.

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While Mickelson finished tied for 54th last year, the 43-year-old proved in 2013 he isn't washed up. He won his first Open Championship and tied for second (for the third time) in the U.S. Open. However, him not winning a PGA tournament since the Open Championship hasn't helped silence his skeptics.

 

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2. Miguel Angel Jimenez's -4

Miguel Angel Jimenez is 50 years old. He hasn't finished in the top five in a PGA major since 2001, and that was one of only two times he finished in the top five.

However, he finished fourth at Augusta this year, thanks to shooting a 66 on Day 3. His performance Saturday tied the lowest Masters score ever for a player at least 50 years old, according to Bob Harig of ESPN.

Jimenez entered the tournament with just 200/1 odds to win, but he exceeded expectations.

 

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1. Jonas Blixt's -5

Jonas Blixt had never participated in a Masters. The 29-year-old only has two PGA tournament triumphs and major championship appearances.

He entered the Masters a 250/1 underdog, the same odds the Oakland Raiders had to win the Super Bowl last year, according to Comcast SportsNet. But Blixt should've already had more respect prior to his performance this weekend. In 2013, he finished tied for 26th in the Open Championship and fourth in the PGA Championship.

Finishing tied for second Sunday, this will be the last time Blixt enters a major with such low odds for a while.

 

All odds are according to Odds Shark.

David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.

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