Watson bids emotional Masters farewell

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Watson’s goodbye – ‘I’m just a golfer’

Two-time Masters winner Tom Watson waved an emotional farewell to Augusta after carding 78 to finish eight over.

The eight-time major champion, playing in his 43rd Masters, had hoped to make the cut but seven bogeys prevented a dream weekend goodbye.

The American, 66, received a standing ovation as he completed his second round with a par at a packed 18th hole.

“To finish playing at Augusta with my friends and family watching – that’s the way to go out,” he said.

“The fans were really very generous with their applause, it was a pleasure.”

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