Augusta, GA (NNCNOW.com) --- For the first time in history, an Australian has won the Masters, all thanks to Adam Scott. The 32-year-old Scott faced off against Angel Cabrera in playoff golf but knocked in a 12-footer for birdie on the second extra hole to claim the green jacket.
The win comes as a bit of redemption for Scott who threw away his opportunity at the Open Championship last year by making bogey on the last four holes to lose by one shot to Ernie Els.
Scott made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to take a one shot lead and finished the day at 3-under 69. But Cabrera knotted it up with his own birdie putt from about three feet out that sent the 2013 Masters to sudden death.
Both players made par on the 18th in the first playoff hole, but then Cabrera missed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 10th by a matter of inches. Scott took the ensuing shot with his long putter and watched it all the way into the cup.
Brandt Snedeker who entered the final day tied with Cabrera for the lead finished with a 75 and five shots back.
Tiger Woods, who suffered a two-stroke penalty on Saturday, couldn't mount a comeback after shooting 70 on Sunday and tied for fourth.
Posted by Sarah Wheeler