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Scott wins the Masters golf tournament

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:51 p.m. HST, Apr 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. >>  Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a soggy Sunday at Augusta National.

The Masters went to a sudden-death playoff for the second year in a row when Scott and Cabrera made matching birdies on the 72nd hole.

They both made par on the first extra hole, returning to No. 18, before Scott rolled in a 12-footer for birdie to win it.

Scott pumped his fists in the air, screaming toward the gray, darkening sky, and embraced caddie Steve Williams, who was on the bag for 13 of Tiger Woods' 14 major titles.

For Scott, this is the first, making up for his major meltdown at last year's British Open, where he bogeyed the last four holes to lose by a stroke to Ernie Els.

"I found my way today," Scott said.

Scott, playing in the next-to-last group, made a 20-foot putt at 18 and celebrated with Williams as if it were over. Cabrera, in the final group, watched from the fairway knowing he had to hit a brilliant shot.

He did.

Cabrera's ball pulled up 3 feet from the cup for an easy birdie that sent the two players to the playoff tied at 9-under 279.

"That's how golf is," said Cabrera, who was denied his third major title. "I had some issues during the course but I came back."

Another Australian, Jason Day, had the lead until he bogeyed the 16th and 17th holes. He finished two strokes out of the playoff at 281.

Woods, the overwhelming favorite, came up short again. He hasn't won the Masters since 2005, or any major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open.

Woods struggled with the putter on the front side, then missed a birdie try at No. 16 that could have put some pressure on the leaders.

"I had a hard time getting accustomed to the speed," said Woods, who finished in a tie for fourth at 283. "Every putt I left short for probably the first eight holes."

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false wrote:
Tiger is still celebrating Barry's win in 2008, which is why he has not won any Major since then.
on April 14,2013 | 03:30PM
1local wrote:
It was Adam Scott's time to win. Tiger should have been disqualified - if it was the chinese 8th grader he would have been disqualified. Tiger from his own interview after the round admitted he did not drop his ball where he had last hit - he should have gotten a ruling at that time before hitting. Michelle Wie had been disqualified for signing her card for an invalid score that had a penalty assessed - penalties should be assessed equally among all races and independent of who the player is. There is too much slow play on the course - everyone should be put on the clock from the first tee...See how many professionals and amateur golfers take longer than 40 seconds to take their shot... on April 14,2013 | 06:36AM
on April 14,2013 | 03:54PM
false wrote:
Goes to show that CBS had an influence in the decision, that is to say, CBS needed Tiger for the ratings. Also goes to show that some are above the law. However one can get away with so much for only so long. I presume and only presume that Tiger still must have in his mind what he did to his divorced wife and his two children, and what his life "could have been" compared to a Jack Nicklaus, who after all these years is still happily married to Barbara, and their i do not know, maybe 4 or 5 children. I watched live if i recall when Jack won his final major, the 1986 Masters, and one could see that Jack, when determined, would win. The 1986 Masters was probably one of the most historic comebacks in history, albeit at the expense of Greg Norman. Greg was never the same after that, even though he won s few majors afterwards. I hope Tiger can win another Major, except tiger knows that he fired Stevie Williams his caddy for 13 of his 14 majors, and that Tiger has been only treading water since the revelation of Thanksgiving 2009. That was i believe either the same year that Michael Jackson left us or the year before. Google has the details. I, being of sound mind and body, do not want to google, which is best left to the young guns, lol. TTYL TC.
on April 14,2013 | 08:02PM
aomohoa wrote:
I can say is Karma.
on April 14,2013 | 03:53PM
false wrote:
did u watch it on TV ?
on April 14,2013 | 08:04PM
jussayin wrote:
Great finish for both players! They made shots that were superb under a lot of pressure.
on April 14,2013 | 06:39PM
false wrote:
Only one champion, that is why it is called The Masters.
on April 14,2013 | 08:04PM
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