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PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson has one thing going for him: So far, nobody else has a better chance at winning a second major this year.

That's because he's already got one.

The two-time Masters champion came to Pinehurst this week for the U.S. Open trying to become the first player since Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the first two majors of the year.

He says his position means "it's been a good year" because "you've done well early."

The world's third-ranked player is trying to join that short list of players to win both the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.

He's certainly hoping this attempt goes better than the last one. Two years ago at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, he missed the cut.

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6/10/2014 2:53:06 PM (GMT -4:00)

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