One of the greatest games in golf just finished. The Masters saw Adam Scott win the coveted green jacket.
This Australian has overcome a number of obstacles to obtain this prize. After an intense battle with Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, Mr. Scott won the hard fought fight.
Congratulations, Mr. Scott. April 14th 2013 in the USA and April 15th in Australia is certainly your day.
Special kudos to Angel Cabrera for one of the most exciting days in golf history. Thanks and all the best to this great sportsman!
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Scott won with a birdie on the second play-off hole – the 10th – bettering Angel Cabrera’s par after the Argentine’s putt came agonisingly close.
Both players shot par on the first play-off hole, the 18th.
In regulation, Scott sank a monster putt on the 18th hole for a birdie to finish with a round of 69 and looked nailed on to be the first Aussie to wear the famous green jacket.
But a stunning approach shot from Cabrera on the same hole gave him a simple birdie putt to also finish at 9-under and force a play-off.
WRAP Australia has its Masters champion and Adam Scott, finally, has his redemption. The tag of one of the best players on tour to never win a major is gone – so too that unfair label as a bottler after he threw away the Open last year. It is apt he won it in a fashion that required every sinew of courage and heart; first, at the 18th in regulation, with an incredible putt. At that point, he thought it was over. Angel Cabrera said no, tossing a ball into the heart of the green, a stake through the heart of Scott. But he dusted himself down, composed himself and played his golf. On the 10th hole – the second of the sudden death play-off – he held a putt in the dimming light. A star, quite possibly, is born.