Adam Scott Wins Masters in Sudden-Death Playoff
Adam Scott | Photo Credits: Jewel Samad/AFP
Adam Scott won the Masters in a two-hole sudden-death playoff Sunday, becoming the first Australian to win the tournament.
Scott, 32, went up against 2009 champ Angel Cabrera of Argentina and won the tournament on a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole. He nearly had it won with a clutch 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of regulation, but Cabrera answered with a 7-iron from 163-yards that set up an easy birdie to send them to a playoff. Both made par on the 18th in the first playoff hole, and Cabrera nearly birdied the second playoff hole on the 10th.
The two were gracious in victory and defeat, giving each other a thumbs up before and after Scott's winning shot and leaving the course with their arms around each other.
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This is Scott's first major win. He previously tied for second place at the Masters two years ago and infamously choked away the British Open last summer by bogeying on the last four holes to lose to Ernie Els by one stroke.
The Masters was the only major that an Australian had never won.