- Colorado school drops sexual harassment label on boy who kissed girl’s hand
- Australia court strikes down 5-day-old, gay-marriage law
- Fake interpreter at Mandela service: ‘Sorry,’ I have schizophrenia
- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
- Creator of ‘Selfies at Funerals’ blog retires after Obama flub: ‘Our work here is done’
- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
Masters 2013: Angel Cabrera gracious in sudden-death defeat
Question of the Day
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The chip on No. 18 could have done it.
The just-missed putt on No. 10 might have, too.
“Well, unfortunately in playoffs, it’s one-on-one, head-to-head,” Cabrera said. “And there’s got to be only one winner, and he was able to win.”
Both men birdied No. 18 to close their rounds, with Cabrera’s second shot finishing about 4 feet from the hole. Both then opened the sudden-death playoff by parring No. 18.
For a chunk of Sunday, Cabrera thrived under tough circumstances. He was tied for the lead with Brandt Snedeker at 7-under entering Sunday’s final round and went to 9-under on the front nine before bogeys on Nos. 10 and 13 put him at even par for the day.
The bogey on the par-5 13th was especially costly. Playing aggressively, Cabrera went for the green in two after pushing his tee shot into pine straw on the right.
He instead found water.
“I had a very good angle, and I had a very good lie,” he said. “And I was thinking about making a birdie. I told my son that, you know, we could do an eagle, also.”
Cabrera, 43, was attempting to become only the second player to win two Masters playoffs. In his 2009 win, he beat Kenny Perry on the second playoff hole after Chad Campbell was knocked out on the first. Three-time winner Nick Faldo won in playoffs in 1989 and 1990.
Cabrera, with 17 of his past 20 rounds at Augusta National Golf Club under par, almost joined Faldo. In the playoff, the Argentine’s chip on No. 18 skimmed the cup, and his putt at No. 10 just missed the edge of the hole.
“That’s golf,” Cabrera said about his near misses. “Golf gives and takes. So yeah, sometimes you make those putts, sometimes you just miss them. But that’s golf.”
Visit The Augusta Chronicle website for more coverage of the 2013 Masters Tournament. Copyright 2013 The Augusta Chronicle. All Rights Reserved.
By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
- Rand Paul: Budget deal 'shameful,' 'huge mistake'
- All-out war breaks out in GOP over budget pact
- Teen thugs in D.C. run wild -- even while wearing GPS ankle bracelets
- Obama takes 'selfie' at Mandela's funeral service
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend's shopping jumps to his death
- Biden guarantees victory on immigration reform
- Inside the Ring: China targets Global Hawk drone
- Obama's antics at Nelson Mandela tribute: Jovial conversation, handshake with Raul Castro
- KIBBE: Another Republican budget surrender
- American bourbon now better than Scottish whisky: U.K.-born expert
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Al Maurer provides a common sense, conservatarian, Constitutional conservative perspective from the battleground state of Colorado
Interviews and show reviews from the Los Angeles punk scene past and present. Los Angeles has always been rich in punk rock talent since punk rock was born.
Buzz on Bees is a column promoting the love and life of God’s greatest pollinators on earth: The Honeybee
Brazen, leading-edge, “call it like it is” columns and reporting from Ohio native, radio host and writer, Sara Marie Brenner.
Extraordinary day at Redskins Park
White House pets gone wild!
Let it snow