- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009

AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - Angel Cabrera claimed the second major championship of his career Sunday, winning the Masters on the second hole of a three-way playoff.

Cabrera, the 2007 U.S. Open winner, pulled off a remarkable par at No. 18 after hitting his tee shot behind a tree. Kenny Perry also made par after his chip rolled up just short of the hole, while Chad Campbell was eliminated in sudden death when he missed a 4-footer to save par from the bunker.

The two survivors moved on to No. 10, where Perry hit an awful approach far left of the green. His chip skidded past the cup and he never got a chance to finish up. Cabrera two-putted for par to win the green jacket.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) _ Chad Campbell was eliminated from a three-way Masters playoff when he missed a 4-foot par putt at the first extra hole Sunday.

Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry moved on to play another hole after making par at No. 18. Cabrera pulled off a remarkable recovery after hitting his tee shot behind a tree. He whacked his ball back into the fairway, stuck his third shot 8 feet behind the cup and sank the putt.

The 48-year-old Perry, trying to become the oldest major champion in golf history, hit an awful approach short and right of the green, but chipped up for a tap-in par. Campbell hit a nifty shot out of the bunker, but his putt caught the right edge of the cup and lipped out.

Perry and Cabrera moved on to play the 18th hole.

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