Scott wins Masters Tournament in play-off

Mon 15 Apr 2013

Scott wins Masters Tournament in play-off

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April 15: Adam Scott claimed a sensational play-off victory over Angel Cabrera to win the Masters Tournament on Sunday, becoming the first Australian to wear the Green Jacket.
Scott birdied from 12 feet at the second play-off hole on 10 at Augusta National to end a riveting contest for his first Major victory. Both players had ended the tournament tied on nine-under-par 279.
Asian Tour’s honorary member K.J. Choi settled for tied 46th position after ending his campaign with a 75 for a 293 total.
Scott, who lost in the British Open last July by one shot after stumbling with four closing bogeys, birdied the 18th hole in regulation play from about 15 feet to set the clubhouse mark which was then matched by Cabrera, who pulled off a pressure-packed approach moments later for a three-foot birdie.
After both players parred the first extra hole on 18, Scott ended the contest with his winning birdie after the big Argentine narrowly missed his attempt. The dashing Australian, who has won three Asian Tour titles previously, raised both hands in jubilation.
“I found my way today, there was some luck there somewhere. I don’t know how to digest it all at the moment, it was incredible,” said Scott.
“The thing that I did well out there was just stay right where I was, wherever that was on the golf course, I stayed in that one shot.”
“To make a couple of putts to win the Masters tournament is just an amazing feeling.”