Watch the complete final round and playoff broadcast of the 2013 Masters. Adam Scott defeats Angel Cabrera in a playoff to become the first Australian to win the Tournament.
Adam Scott’s Historic Triumph: The 2013 Masters Tournament
The 2013 Masters Tournament marked a historic moment in golf history, as it not only represented the 77th edition of this prestigious event but also witnessed the crowning of the first Australian champion in the tournament’s storied history.
Held from April 11 to 14 at the iconic Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, this tournament showcased a thrilling showdown between Adam Scott and Ángel Cabrera, culminating in Scott’s remarkable victory on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Adam Scott’s Triumph
In a dramatic final round played under a relentless cold and steady rain, the tournament took an unexpected turn.
Brandt Snedeker, who had shared the third-round lead, faltered with a final round of 75, fading out of contention.
Meanwhile, Jason Day held the lead with just three holes to go, but bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes relegated him to a third-place finish, ending at 281 strokes, seven under par.
However, the spotlight of the tournament was undoubtedly on Adam Scott and Ángel Cabrera.
Both players birdied the 72nd hole to finish tied for the lead at 279 strokes, nine under par, sending the tournament into a sudden-death playoff.
Scott’s crucial 25-foot putt on the 72nd hole paved the way for this historic showdown, while Cabrera showcased his mettle with a stunning approach shot to within 3 feet, allowing him to match Scott’s birdie.
The Sudden-Death Playoff
The tension reached its peak as the sudden-death playoff commenced at the 18th hole.
Scott and Cabrera both faced nerve-wracking moments on the green after their approach shots landed on the front section of the green and just off the fringe.
Cabrera’s chip nearly found the cup, adding to the already electrifying atmosphere.
However, the drama continued to build at the next hole, the 10th.
Both contenders found themselves in the fairway and managed to reach the green in regulation.
Cabrera, with a lengthy putt for birdie, narrowly missed, tapping in for par.
With the fading light offering a fitting backdrop to this historic moment, Adam Scott seized his opportunity. He confidently sank a 15-foot birdie putt, clinching his victory and etching his name into Masters history.
A Historic Achievement
Adam Scott’s triumph in the 2013 Masters Tournament was not just a personal milestone; it was a historic achievement for Australian golf.
He became the first Australian to win the Masters, ending a long-standing drought of nine runner-up finishes by his compatriots in the tournament.
In a touching gesture, Adam Scott paid tribute to Greg Norman, an iconic figure in Australian golf, stating, “It was one guy who inspired a nation of golfers, and that is Greg Norman.”
Earlier in the day, Norman had expressed his sentiments, emphasizing how much an Australian victory at the Masters would mean to him.