Golfing victory for Adam Scott

Sport
Bubba Watson of the US (R) presents Adam Scott of Australia a Green Jacket during the Green Jacket Ceremony at 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Georgia - And the green jacket goes to. Tiger? Rory? No, Adam Scott.

The Australian has won the 77th Augusta Masters golf tournament, the first major of the year.

Scott birdied the second play-off hole against former Masters champion Angel Cabrera, becoming the first Australian to win the prestigious major.

He started the day just one stroke off the lead.

Scott's round of 69 took him level with Cabrera at nine under overall to force a play-off.

Cabrera and Scott finished their round two shots ahead of Jason Day and four ahead of Tiger Woods.

Woods carded 70 and was unable to close the gap after his two-stroke penalty in the third round.

Both Scott and Cabrera managed a par on the first hole in the play-off.

Cabrera shot another par on the second, while Scott sank a birdie putt to seal victory.

With the win, Scott pocketed prize money of close to 13 million rand.

Tim Clark was South Africa's highest finisher on Sunday.

He ended tied for 11th, seven shots off the pace after a poor final round of 73.

Ernie Els was one shot further back tied for 13th with Branden Grace, finishing the tournament even par, tied for 18th.

-eNCA

COMMENTS

     

LATEST STORIES

Dutch lead investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said Wednesday that data from the cockpit voice recorder was intact and had not been tampered with.
The foreman on the Tongaat Mall building site has blamed the mall’s designer for the partial collapse of the structure.
Five suspects are on the run after shooting two police constables who approached them while patrolling Dawn Park township.

TOP STORIES view all

The bodies of the first victims from a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine last week arrived back in the Netherlands on Wednesday amid dignified grief tinged with anger.
A suicide bomb on Wednesday in the northern Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, police said.
The charges were laid after members of the EFF stormed the Gauteng Legislature on Tuesday and damaged property.

NEWS STREAMcloseview all

This is the overlay

eNCA Subscriptions

Close