Adam Scott won the Masters in a play-off against Grand-dad Angel Cabrera, using the soon to be banned Broomstick putter.
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Adam Scott won the second play-off hole at the Masters with a birdie, using the broomstick putter. He is the first Australian to win the title, so cements his place in history. Lucky for him the R&A and the USGA seem to be waiting a long time before banning the use of the long anchored putter. Adam had a last round of -3 under par 69, for a total of -9 under par. Four of the last six Major champions used a putter pressed against their belly or chest, a stroke that might be banned in 2016.
Adam said about his win;
” We like to think we’re the best at everything. Golf is a big sport at home, and this is the one thing in golf we hadn’t been able to achieve. It’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Australian to win. It’s incredible.”
Some of us with long memories know the lengths Australians will go to avoid defeat in sport, but to be fair to the man the authorities have not yet banned the use of this putter, will be interesting to see him defend the title next year with a conventional putter. Steve Williams was responsible for reading Adam’s winning putt, Adam asked Steve;
” Do you think it’s just more than a cup?”
‘It’s at least two cups. It’s going to break more than you think.”
Afterwards Steve remarked;
“The winning putt might be the highlight putt of my career, because he asked me to read it.”
Steve Williams, probably the best Caddie in the world, must be laughing up his sleeve at this win. Everyone knows that if he had been Tiger Woods caddie, he would not have let Tiger play an illegal shot, Steve is too professional for that kind of mistake.
Angel Cabrera knocked his approach shot on eighteen for an easy birdie, and a -2 under par round of 70, to tie the scores and head off into the play-off. He was such a gracious loser;
“Such is golf, Adam is a good winner.”
Jason Day, the Aussie everybody thought was going to win today, finished in third place, at -7 under par. Jason had a two-shot lead when he stepped to the 16th tee. Jason said;
“I think the pressure got to me a little bit.”
Brandt Snedeker, who was tied with Angel Cabrera for the lead going into the final round, sadly closed with a last round 75, and finished five shots behind. He was naturally upset at not being able to convert a winning position into a win;
“Any time you have a chance to win the Masters and you don’t come through, my lifelong dream, you’re going to be upset, you’re going to cry, but I’ll get through it.”