Golfing victory for Adam Scott

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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

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