Bubba Watson wins Masters reaction

Updated: April 9, 2012, 12:01 AM ET
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An emotional Bubba Watson won the Masters after an awe-inspiring shot from the trees on the second playoff hole. His captivating rally and tear-filled celebration brought out reaction from around the sports world:

Louis Oosthuizen: "He hit an unbelievable shot there. I played well. This is not one I felt like I played badly. Great stuff to him. He deserves it."

From verified Twitter accounts:

@TigerWoods: Congrats @bubbawatson. Fantastic creativity. Now how creative will the champions dinner be next year?

@DrewBrees: So happy for @bubbawatson. Nobody deserves it more. Testament to the man to watch his competitors congratulate him afterward. Awesome!

@TimTebow: .@BubbaWatson I'm so proud of you brother! Can't wait to celebrate with you at my tourney next week!

Doesn't get any better then winning the Masters on Easter Sunday! Way to go @bubbawatson!

@PaulGoydosPGA: Congrats to Bubba Watson, Masters Champion!!

@TROYMERRITT_PGA: Congrats to @bubbawatson and @angieb1433 on an amazing week!! Gonna be a great feeling at the Watson house when Bubba gets home!!

@WilliamMcGirt: Congrats @bubbawatson! Well done! #MastersChamp

@BobEstesPGA: Congratulations @bubbawatson! Great playing!!!

@ArronOberholser: That won't be his last one, betcha. #masters #bubba

@Jeremy_Roenick: What an awesome masters. Love that bubba got it done!! Look at the support he had. The emotion made the whole golf wkend memorable. Love it!

@Elliott_Sadler: So happy for @bubbawatson ... One of the good guys!!! Take the general lee for some donuts in the Masters parking lot!!!

@TaylorTwellman: Just saw the shot of my life from @bubbawatson 155yd hook with wedge around tree. #Masters #Natural

@WarrickDunn: Great shop by Bubba Watson, his new nickname should be the natural. Can't teach that

@GeoffSchwartz76: Bubba Watson earned that Masters victory with that amazing shot from the dirt. Congrats.

@Staff_9: Congrats to @bubbawatson on masters win. Great golf! #GoDawgs

@MikeVick: Congratulations Bubba from one of your biggest fans!!!

@CP3: Just landed in Memphis and the first thing I hear is that my man @bubbawatson won the MASTERS!!! Happy for him and his family

@ZachJohnsonPGA: Congrats @bubbawatson! Phenomenal play, guts, & grace shown buddy! Proud to have you a part of the #GreenJacket fraternity! #EasterBlessings

@mvp86hinesward: Congrats to UGA Grad Bubba Watson! Way to represent Bulldawg Nation. Great second shot - Top 10 - HINES

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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