AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Argentina’s Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole.
After matching birdies on the 72nd hole, the players returned to No. 18 for the playoff and made pars.
That sent them to No. 10, where Cabrera just missed a 15-foot birdie putt, the ball stopping right next to the cup. Scott then rammed his 12-footer in the back of the cup, claiming his first major title and the green jacket.
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HEADING TO A PLAYOFF
Angel Cabrera answered Adam Scott’s birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff in the Masters.
Scott drained a 20-foot birdie to take a one-stroke lead at 9 under while Cabrera was waiting to hit his second shot on the final hole.
Cabrera put his shot 3 feet from the hole while Scott was signing his scorecard. Cabrera then sank the short put to also finish at 9 under and force a playoff.
Jason Day might be headed for another Masters heartbreak.
The Australian, a runner-up at Augusta two years ago, shot a 2-under 70 in the final round Sunday, going to the clubhouse one shot behind co-leaders Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera.
They both have the 18th hole to play.
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