2012 Masters: Phil Mickelson Finishes Tied For 3rd, Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen In Playoff

In the end, Phil Mickelson just couldn't overcome his monumental errors on the fourth hole. After triple-bogeying the fourth to fall back to five-under par after starting the day at -8, Mickelson had to spend the rest of the round trying to get those shots back. He took advantage of the par-fives, got a birdie on the eighth, a birdie on the 13th, and a birdie on the 15th. But he couldn't get any more than that, and Mickelson had to settle for even par on the day and a four-way tie for third place.

Louis Oosthuizen rode a crazy shot (an albatross on the 2nd) to take the lead at the 2012 Masters for most of the day, but then Bubba Watson roared back in the back nine with four straight birdies to tie up with the South African on the 16th hole. Oosthuizen and Watson then both got pars on the final two holes to force a playoff. Both then missed birdie puts on the first playoff hole, and are now headed toward the next playoff hole at 10.

Full leaderboard of the 2012 Masters can be found here. For more on the 2012 Masters, check out SB Nation's golf page and this StoryStream.

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