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
Adam Scott, of Australia, celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green. It got him to the playoff.   (Matt Slocum)
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(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. (Read more Adam Scott stories.)

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