In a weekend filled with controversy from rules, committees, and penalties given out, the Masters could not have ended in more dramatic fashion with Adam Scott defeating Angel Cabrera in a two hole playoff to become the first Australian to ever win a green jacket.
Scott birdied three holes on the back nine including the 18th hole which Cabrera would later match to force overtime at Augusta. Throughout the playoff, shot after shot was nearly picture perfect for both competitors, but after Cabrera missed his birdie putt on the second extra hole, Scott was given his chance and he delivered. Scott said he was thankful for the opportunity to win the match with his putter.
Tiger Woods found himself at the center of controversy this weekend. Before Saturday’s round got underway, he was handed a two stroke penalty for failing to follow the rules “as closely as possible” after a shot that went into the water on Friday. But just like the Tiger of old, he still gave himself a chance to win going into Sunday. He started the day one under and five strokes off the lead, but in the end, Woods finished the tournament tied for fourth at five under. Despite the top five finish, Tiger was disappointed in his putting all day.
Some other notable finishes include:
Jason Day taking third place at -7
Brandt Snedeker tied for 6th at -4
Rory McIlroy tied for 25th at +2
Rickie Fowler tied for 38th at +4
Bubba Watson tied for 50th at +7
Phil Mickelson tied 64th at +9
14-year-old Tianlang Guan finished 58th at +12
The 2013 Masters came to a close with a historic performance. It surely added to the rich tradition that we all love about Augusta, and was a well deserved, long time coming achievement for Adam Scott and the country of Australia.