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Hanson finishes 3rd in US Masters

Published måndag 9 april 2012 kl 08.46

Sweden's Peter Hanson tied for third in the 76th US Masters which was won by America's Bubba Watson in a play-off against South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen.

Hanson had been leading the Masters by one-stroke going into Sunday's final round at Augusta following a seven-under 65 third round on Saturday but quickly lost his overnight lead with two bogeys in his first three holes Sunday.

He then shanked his shot on 12 and on 16 hit his tee shot to 4 feet only to miss the birdie putt. He wound up in a four-way tie for third with Lee Westwood , Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson. The group finished at 280, two strokes behind Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen.

"It was a tough day," Hanson told the media, " It was a good test of emotion, how I can handle myself," Hanson said. "It was still a new situation for me playing the last group and playing with Phil. I felt like it worked out pretty good, but like I said, I think your weaknesses show a little bit when you come under pressure."

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