Adam Scott wins Masters in playoff, Tiger finishes fourth

Stuart Dezenhall Contributor
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The 2013 Masters came down to a playoff between Australian Adam Scott and 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera.

On the second hole of the playoff, played on Augusta’s 10th hole, Scott followed Cabrera’s par with a long birdie putt to win, becoming the first Australian to ever win the green jacket.

Cabrera had a chip on the first playoff hole and a putt on the second both miss by just a few inches.

Both golfers made impressive birdies on the 18th hole to move to nine-under par through 72 holes. Scott pumped his fists, high-fived his caddy and yelled “Lets go Aussies!” after his birdie that took the lead.

He would need to wait two more holes for victory as mere minutes after his birdie, Argentina’s Cabrera sunk a birdie of his own to force Scott into a sudden death playoff.

Though many will remember the second straight Masters playoff, much of the focus of the tournament was on Tiger Woods.

Widely considered the favorite to win the Masters, Woods had a nasty turn of events on the 15th hole on Friday. His approach shot hit the pin and rolled into a nearby water hazard. After making a drop near the spot of his approach shot, Tiger played out the rest of the round, only to find out the next morning that he would incur a two-stroke penalty because his drop was not “near enough” to his original shot.

Despite the bad luck and controversial ruling, Woods found himself in the hunt on the back nine on Sunday, even after getting off to a shaky start to the day. He ended up at -5 over the four days, four shots back of the lead.

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