Adam Scott First Aussie to Win Masters

He beats Angel Cabrera in a playoff

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Apr 14, 2013 6:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National. The Masters went to a sudden-death playoff for the second year in a row when Scott and Cabrera made matching birdies on the 72nd hole. They both made par on the first extra hole, before Scott rolled in a 12-foot for birdie to win it. Tiger Woods finished 4 strokes back of the winners at 5-under. Jason Day finished ahead of him at 7-under.

Prior to the playoff, Scott, playing in the next-to-last group, made a 20-foot putt and celebrated with caddie Steve Williams as if it were over. Cabrera, in the final group, watched from the fairway knowing he had to hit a brilliant shot. He did. Cabrera's ball pulled up 3 feet from the cup for an easy birdie that sent the two players to the playoff tied at 9-under 279.

Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green. It got him to the playoff.
Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green. It got him to the playoff.   (Matt Slocum)
A course worker holds back the gallery as Bubba Watson hits out of the rough off the first fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
A course worker holds back the gallery as Bubba Watson hits out of the rough off the first fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (Charlie Riedel)
Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt on the first hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt on the first hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (Charlie Riedel)
Angel Cabrera, of Argentina, grimaces after sinking a birdie putt on the second green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Angel Cabrera, of Argentina, grimaces after sinking a birdie putt on the second green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (David Goldman)
Angel Cabrera, of Argentina, discusses his next shot with his caddie son Angel Cabrera, Jr. on the second hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Angel Cabrera, of Argentina, discusses his next shot with his caddie son Angel Cabrera, Jr. on the second hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta,...   (David J. Phillip)
Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (Matt Slocum)
Tiger Woods hits his second shot off the first fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Tiger Woods hits his second shot off the first fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (Darron Cummings)
Jason Day, of Australia, acknowledges applause after a birdie putt on the first green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.
Jason Day, of Australia, acknowledges applause after a birdie putt on the first green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga.   (Charlie Riedel)
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