Bubba Watson of the United States greets spectators on the 18th hole after the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo)
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December 06, 2015

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Bubba Watson wasn't even planning to play in the Hero World Challenge. He left no doubt Sunday who was going to win.

With two quick birdies, Watson was never seriously challenged at Albany Golf Club and sailed home to a 6-under 66 for a three-shot victory over Patrick Reed.

Watson didn't make a bogey all weekend until the final hole, and by then it didn't matter except in the record book. He finished at 25-under 263, missing by one shot the tournament record set last year by Jordan Spieth at Isleworth.

It was the second victory this year for Watson, who will finish the year at No. 4 in the world.

Reed also had a 66.

Justin Rose, who lives at Albany, set the course record with a 10-under 62.

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