That's a very lucrative green jacket, and Bubba Watson now has two of them. After winning his first Masters in 2012, Watson came through on Sunday to secure his second win in Augusta.
ESPN's Sportscenter was among the first to congratulate and recognize Watson's second Masters championship:
Watson's final-round 69 left him at eight under par. It was good enough to beat Jonas Blixt and 20-year-old Jordan Spieth by three strokes.
Here's the final leaderboard from a thrilling 2014 Masters.
Watson's haul for his stellar four-day effort is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, it's almost $200,000 more than what Adam Scott earned from winning the event in 2013.
Here's a look at the top of the Masters' payout list.
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Check out Bubba's career earnings total after taking in the Masters purse, per ESPN's Darren Rovell:
How Bubba Did It
After stumbling to a two-over 74 in the third round, Watson came out firing on all cylinders on Sunday. He was simply on fire on the front nine. He had birdies on the fourth, sixth, eighth and ninth holes.
The fast start served notice to Spieth, Blixt and any other potential challengers. If they were going to catch Watson, it wouldn't be easy.
On the back nine, he simply eliminated mistakes and kept his composure.
The final statement-making hole was the 13th. On Saturday, he three-putted the hole. In the final round, Watson hit a majestic drive to begin and rode the strength and placement of it to a birdie.
Watson hit a lot of good shots on Sunday, but his tee shot on the 13th was probably the best one.
Not Too Bad for His First Time
This was Spieth's first Masters. Needless to say, the 2013 Rookie of the Year made a solid account of himself.
Bleacher Report's Tyler Brooke lauds Spieth's performance:
Finishing tied for second place and remaining in strong contention through Sunday says a lot about his level of play.
He'll split the second- and third-place prize with Blixt. That's good for a sweet $792,000 payout. Look for Spieth's name to be mentioned amongst the favorites for the remaining majors on the 2014 calendar.
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