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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Professional golfer Adam Scott had his homeland of Australia rooting for him and it proved to be enough for Scott to win the most coveted golf competition.
Scott depleted years of heartache and shame for Australia as the 32-year-old golfer won the Masters Sunday. Scott closed with a final-round 2-under 70, then defeating two-time major champion Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff to capture his first major golfing victory in Augusta, Georgia. Scott’s win marks the first Masters title for Australia.
The Masters tournament went to a sudden-death playoff for the second year in a row when Scott and Cabrera made matching birdies on the 72nd hole. Both golfers then made par on the first extra hole, No. 18, before Scott planted a 12-footer for birdie to win the tournament.
Scott, who played in the next-to-last group, made a 20-foot putt and celebrated with his caddie Steve Williams.
Adam Scott was born July 16th, 1980. On 7 January 2007, he reached a career high Official World Golf Ranking of third with a second place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship and went on to be ranked inside the top 10 for over 220 weeks in his career.
Scott has also won 18 tournaments around the world, including the 2004 Players Championship and the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.