Bubba Watson secures World Challenge success

Bubba Watson
Watson's only blip was a bogey at his last hole
Hero World Challenge final leaderboard
-25 B Watson (US); -22 P Reed (US); -21 R Fowler (US); -20 J Spieth (US); -19 B Haas (US), P Casey (Eng). Selected:-13 J Rose (Eng)

Bubba Watson finished his year on a high with victory in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

The American started the final round two shots ahead of Paul Casey but as the Englishman fell back, Watson maintained his challenge.

He had two birdies in his first three holes and ended with a round of 66 for a 25-under total

American Patrick Reed was second, three shots behind, with Rickie Fowler third.

Watson, the two-time Masters champion, only came into the field after Australian Jason Day withdrew.

The tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods, featured an exclusive 18-man field and although it offered world ranking points, it is not an official PGA Tour event.