Watson surprised many with his win; after winning the Masters in April 2012, the champion did not win the rest of the year and remained winless throughout 2013. Coming into this year's tournament his name was not generally be touted as one of the favorites.
He entered the final round tied with 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, where the two men went back and forth for the first nine holes, before the left-handed veteran took a two-shot lead. He did not relinquish his first place position as he wrapped up the back nine.
A red-faced Watson told ESPN after the victory that in the two years since winning the tournament for the first time, he'd changed in his "attitude toward life."
"I became a dad," said Watson, an outspoken Christian. "I see myself as a role model for my son now, not as a golfer but as the man I am. I want to be a role model for him. I don't want him to look up to anyone else. I want him to look up to me and so I had to change my attitude, had to change my life, the way I was going about it. Not a lot but a little bit, just to get better."