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A Bulldog wears the Green Jacket

ATHENS -The University of Georgia is a school rich in golf history, but it had never produced a winner of The Masters, or any major. Until yesterday.

Bubba Watson is not only a Georgia grad but a very visible fan of his alma mater. He dropped a "Go Dawgs" soon after winning on Sunday.

Here is Jonathan Heeter's lead story on Watson's victory. (The headline: "Between the Wedges.")

And here is Daniel Shirley's column from Augusta, on how much Watson's victory will resonate.

AP national columnist Jim Litke also writes about Watson and his victory.

ESPN columnist Gene Wojchiehowski writes that Watson is a true original.

CBSsports.com columnist Steve Elling has an extensive look at Watson and his background.

A round-table of SI.com writers goes back and forth about Watson, including whether he will win more majors.

The Washington Post's columnist Thomas Boswell sneaks in a reference to Watson's alma mater early in this story.

So where does this put Watson in the pantheon of Georgia products in the pros? Hines Ward, Terrell Davis and Jake Scott were each Super Bowl MVPs. Teresa Edwards is an Olympic gold medalist in women's basketball.

Among former Georgia golfers, Chip Beck had four PGA Tour victories, but no majors. Franklin Langham has four runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour.