First Australian to Win US Masters - Adam Scott
Date of Record: 14/04/2013
Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, delivered in nail biting fashion in a sudden-death playoff at Augusta.
Adam sunk a seven-metre birdie putt on the last hole in regulation play to shoot a closing three-under-par 69 and finish at nine-under 279.
But Argentinean Angel Cabrera, the 2009 champion, nailed his approach shot at the 18th, putting it within a metre of the hole and matched Adam's birdie to tie him with a round of 70.
Adam and Angel returned to the 18th for the first play-off hole.
After piping drives down the middle Adam fired into the green first and was short, sucking the ball back off the green.
But Angel couldn't respond, producing an almost identical shot.
Angel then went close to holing the chip shot, but both made par to send the playoff to the 10th.
Adam once again sent his drive down the middle and Angel used iron to match him.
Both men hit the putting surface; Angel had five metres, while Adam was left to negotiate four metres.
Angel's putt settled on the edge giving Adam the stage and he flung his arms in the air as a flood of pent up emotion poured out when his putt rolled in.
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