Just four golfers had won multiple major championships and more than one WGC event since the latter quartet of elite tournaments were added to the roster in 1999. They just happened to be the four best golfers of the last 20 years.
On a memorable day in the career of the extraordinary Bubba Watson, the man with a unique style of playing won the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship on Sunday to add his name to that select list comprising Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Rory McIlroy.
The 39-year-old Floridian beat Justin Thomas in the semi-finals and then destroyed fellow American Kevin Kisner in a final so one-sided it verged on the embarrassing. Watson won the first five holes on his way to an overwhelming 7&6 success.
Bubba Watson won the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship on Sunday in Austin
It was a memorable day for Watson who dominated fellow American Kevin Kisner
Watson appeared emotional at the end of the Match Play event on Sunday afternoon
Naturally, the emotional Watson started blubbering at the end as he hugged his mother, Molly.
'I'm just proud of the way I stayed focused all week and this is another notable achievement for me,' he said. 'I don't think I hit more than a handful of bad shots all week, and now I'm really looking forward to the Masters.' Watson has already won two green jackets in even-numbered years - 2012 and 2014 - and will now head to the Masters next week in the form of his life.
'You need creativity and imagination to win there and he has both qualities in abundance,' said legendary Ben Crenshaw, a member at Austin Country Club and another two-time winner at Augusta. 'I've never seen anyone conjure shots with their hands and footwork like he does.' Watson was controversially left out of the last American Ryder Cup team but will surely be in Paris this year.
Watson salutes the crowd after playing the sixth