Congratulations Adam Scott!
A big well done to Adam Scott, this year’s winner of the 2013 US Masters at Augusta. The Australian, who bested Argentina’s Angel Cabrera in a sudden death finale that saw some truly amazing shots, claimed his maiden title as well as becoming the first-ever Aussie to win the event.
Fellow countryman Jason Day was the runner-up with Scott in 2011 and the pair traded places for long spells going into the final hole. Scott rolled a lovely birdie putt on the 18th for a 69 finish and one-shot lead over Cabrera, who then birdied his own shot for a 70.
Neither Scott or Cabrera could manage a victory on the 18th green when on the first extra hole and a fantastic chip from Cabrera almost gave him the spoils. He tapped in from a foot out for a four.
Scott left his chip three feet shy but holed it and they went down the 10th to finish proceedings. Both men hit excellent approaches to the green but Cabrera, impressive all day, missed his putt before Scott made no mistake with his own.
Tiger Woods, 14-time Major champion and overwhelming favourite to win the event coming into the tournament, was chasing a fifth Green Jacket and first Major title since 2008. He later explained his putting had cost him. Fellow countryman Snedeker sank to a 75 for four under with 23-year-old Danish debutant Thorbjorn Olesen finishing with a 68 to head the European challenge.
Lee Westwood once again led the British line and got to four under at the seventh before finishing three under with a 71. The 39-year-old was second in 2010 and third last year but is still chasing that elusive first Major success at the 60th attempt. And McIlroy didn’t perform a whole lot better, with the world number two finishing with two over for card a 69.
Defending champion Bubba Watson took 10 at the short 12th in a round of 77 to end the game seven over.
Scotland’s Paul Lawrie ended four over after a 72 and English debutant David Lynn ended his game with a respectable 71. Sandy Lyle, 25 years on from winning the Green Jacket, finished nine over alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson.
Chinese wonder kid and amateur Guan Tianlang finished with a 75 for 12 over on his debut, which was nothing short of phenomenal. He is the youngest Masters competitor and youngest player to make the cut at a Major. He is also the winner of the low amateur prize.