Adam Scott became the first Australian to put on the green jacket today when he won the 2013 Masters.
Scott thought he won the Masters at the end of regulation when he hit a 25-foot putt for birdie to put himself nine under par. A few moments later, however, Angel Cabrera made his putt and forced a playoff.
Scott and Angel both made par on the first playoff hole but par wasn’t good enough for the second hole of the playoffs. Angel narrowly missed a shot for birdie, leaving the door open for Scott, who drained a 12-foot putt to win the Masters.
Angel said: “Obviously I would have been happier if I would have won but he is a great person, a great player. I get along with him. We’ve been together on Presidents Cups. I’m happy for him.”
During the green jacket ceremony, Scott said that he was proud to be the first Australian to win the Masters.
Scott said: “Australia is a proud sporting nation … It’s amazing that it came down to me.”
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It almost came down to another Australian. Jason Day led for most of the day but ended up with bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes to drop out of the playoff. Tiger Woods finished the day tied for fourth with Marc Leishman at five under.
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