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Adam Scott - Masterful at Augusta National

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  Coming off major heartbreak at last year's Open Championship, Adam Scott knows what major pressure feels like on Sunday of a major championship.  With that experience in his rear view, Adam Scott put on a performance for the ages winning the 2013 Masters in a playoff over Angel Cabrera.

Adam Scott began the day one stroke behind the leaders, at six under par.  Opening his final round with a bogey, Adam quickly gained the stroke back with a long left-to-right birdie putt at the third to climb into contention.  Parring out on the front, left Scott three strokes behind then leader Cabrera.  

With ground to make up, Adam narrowly missed the hazard on the heavily protected par five 13th green.  A chip and a short putt gave Adam birdie, closing the gap on the leaders.  Scott struck again hitting the par five 15th green in two shots and two putting for a birdie, which put him putting in a tie for first place.

After just missing birdie bids on 16 and 17, Scott had a downhill 20 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of regulation.  After much deliberation with his caddy, Scott stood over the putt and brushed it in the low side of the hole, exploding in emotion as it rattled around the bottom of the cup to reach nine under par.

Not to be outdone, grizzly veteran and two-time major champion, Angel Cabrera knew a birdie was needed to have any hope of another green jacket.  Splitting the fairway, Cabrera then stuck his approach shot to a mere putters' length.  Cabrera converted the birdie bid forcing the playoff with Scott.  

On the first hole of the sudden death playoff, both players launched drives right up the center of the narrow, punishing fairway.  Hitting their approach shots, both players hit the green only to spin off one of the steep Augusta National false front's.  Cabrera was outside of Scott and missed his birdie chip by inches.  Splitting pars, Scott and Cabrera headed to the 10th where Bubba's famous hooked gap wedge occurred the previous year.  

Hitting the ski sloped fairway in regulation,  both players hit brilliant shots into the green leaving makeable birdie putts for the win.  Cabrera putted first, facing a slippery right-to-left slider, and missed ever so slightly on the high side giving Adam a putt for the win.  Taking his time to find the perfect read Scott stood over his putt drained it to become a Master's Champion.

This is Adam's first Major Championship and first Master's Championship for an Australian born player.

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  • A great victory for the Aussie. I am sure he is the pride of the continent by this time.  Coming so close on many occasions, let alone at last year Open.  Well deserved gritty win.  To pull off a birdie on 18 thinking you are about to win, to finishing up w a birdie on the 2nd was just perfect.

    Great blog Devin

    Great victory for the Acushnet Brand all around

    The Mark of a Playler!

  • Great putting down the Stretch. Congrats Adam and Footjoy on winning the first major of the year . Great Job Adam first Aussie to win the Masters !

  • Great putting down the Stretch. Congrats Adam and Footjoy on winning the first major of the year . Great Job Adam first Aussie to win the Masters !

  • Great finish by Adam. Got his game and the putter going at the right time. Super win for Adam, FJ and Titleist.

  • Wrapt for Adam. Great day for Australian golf. Fantastic efforts by Day and Leishman too.

    And ... another win for FJ.

  • Hmmm...rubber boots in the bag. It probably beats having to take off all of your clothes to play from a hazard. Good idea.

  • Just a really good performance and a great win. He has come close many times and now with his win of the Green Jacket it solidifies him as one of the best. And it is really nice as it comes on the heels of his win of the Austrailian Masters and the Gold jacket. Way to go Adam.

  • Congrats Adam!!  Well deserved!

  • What a great playoff win! Congratulations to Adam!

  • A great win for Adam. He is a true Ambassador of the brand.

  • A great shot at the last always determines victory at Augusta. Well played AS, and congratulations. Go Aussies.

  • Simply brilliant ending to a great tournament!

  • One of the most heart-warming endings to a Masters since Phil's first.  Great to see Scottie put Lytham in the past and take his first Major.  Well done!

  • The most awesome response to a victory!  What a great culmination to a great Masters!!

  • Couldn't happen to a better guy.  Ironic that his putter has always held him back, then he makes two huge putts to win.