Golf: Bubba Watson wins WGC Match-Play final 7&6 over Kisner

Bubba Watson of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during his semi-final round match in the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
Bubba Watson of the United States plays his shot from the third tee during his semi-final round match in the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club on March 25, 2018 in Austin, Texas.PHOTO: AFP

AUSTIN (AFP) - Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson won the WGC Match-Play Championship on Sunday (March 25), routing Kevin Kisner 7&6 in the final after denying Justin Thomas the world number one ranking in the semi-finals.

The 39-year-old American joined Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els as the only players with multiple major and World Golf Championship wins, his other WGC crown coming in China at the 2014 HSBC Champions.