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Scott beats Cabrera in Masters playoff

Adam Scott celebrates Sunday after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga. Scott went on to win in a playoff. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Adam Scott celebrates Sunday after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Masters in Augusta, Ga. Scott went on to win in a playoff. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters on Sunday, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a rainy day at Augusta National.

The Masters went to a sudden-death playoff for the second year in a row when Scott and Cabrera made matching birdies on the 72nd hole Sunday.

They both made par on the first extra hole, No. 18, before Scott rolled in a 12-footer for birdie to win it.

Scott, playing in the next-to-last group, made a 20-foot putt on the 18th hole in regulation and celebrated with caddie Steve Williams as if it were over. Cabrera, in the final group, watched from the fairway knowing he had to hit a brilliant shot. He did.

Cabrera's ball pulled up 3 feet from the cup for an easy birdie that sent the two players to the playoff tied at 9-under-par 279.

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