Adam Scott, the Master of his Domaign and Owner of a Green Jacket … Wins Masters in Playoff Against Angel Cabrera … First Aussie to Win Masters
And the new MASTERS Champion comes from the Land Down Under!!!
Adam Scott wins The Masters on the second playoff hole defeating Angel Cabrera for his first major championship. I was also the first time any Australian golfer won the tournament as Adam Scott is now the proud owner of a Green Jacket. There is no doubt that they will be tipping back some beers back and slip a couple more shrimp on the barbie in Australia celebrating this victory. The fantastic part about this was that Adam Scott won the Masters, no one lost it. Scott and Cabrera proved in shot after shot that it ain’t easy being green.
The battle between Scott and Cabrera down the stretch on 17 and 18 in regulation in the pouring rain as darkness set in was epic. Just minutes after Adam Scott made his 20 foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 3-under 69 to take a one-shot lead he screamed,”C’mon, Aussie!” and high fived his caddie Steve Williams … Cabrera answered with an amazing approach that landed 3 feet from the cup. Under the circumstances and the pressure, it was simply one of the greatest shots, and it had to be. Cabrera would tap in the easy birdie and a 2-under 70, tie with Scott.
The two continued their Rocky-Apollo Creed golf battle into the playoff matching shot for amazing shot. Then on the second playoff hole, the 10th, with Cabrera just missing his birdie put, settling for par … Adam Scott drained a 12-footer for birdie to win the Masters and become the first Australian golfer ever to do so. KUDOS to Scott.
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“Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder [win The Masters]. Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover.”
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With the two biggest putts of his career, Scott holed a 20-footer for birdie on the 18th hole of regulation that put him into a playoff with Angel Cabrera, and then won his first major championship Sunday with a 12-footer for birdie on the second extra hole.
Scott leaned back and thrust his arms in the air after the putt dropped on the 10th hole, a celebration for all of Australia and personal redemption for himself. It was only last summer when Scott threw away the Open Championship by making bogey on his last four holes to lose by one shot to Ernie Els.
The 32-year-old handled that crushing defeat with dignity and pledged to finish stronger given another chance. “Next time — I’m sure there will be a next time — I can do a better job of it,” he said that day.
Scott was close to perfect, and he had to be with Cabrera delivering some brilliance of his own.
They are partying Down Under like it was
1999 1983. Not since 1983 in Newport, RI when Australia II won the America’s Cup and ended the 132 year American reign as sailing champs has golf loving Australia celebrated a sporting event more than they will this Masters victory.