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Tiger Finishes Fourth, as Adam Scott Becomes First Aussie to Win Masters Title

by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

    Tiger Woods tips his cap after putting out on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Tiger Woods put on his typical sharp performance, scoring a 70 in the final round of the Masters on April 14 in Augusta, Ga. But it wasn’t enough to overtake the top three leaders of the tournament, as he finished the 2013 Masters tied for fourth place with a total score of 283.

Tiger’s fall from contention ultimately came down to the two-shot penalty that he was given after making a violation on the 15th hole during the second round on April 12. It pushed him back to 19th place entering the third round on April 12. He finished the third round tied for seventh place, but with the two extra points added to his total score, he wasn’t able to finish any further than fourth place on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the winner’s circle all came down to a sudden death match between Aussie pro Adam Scott and Argentinean pro Angel Cabrera after both ended regular play on the 18th hole with a tie score of 279. It marked the 16th playoff hole in tournament history.

Cabrera hit a beautiful putt in the sudden death match that came close to being a winning birdie, but stopped just inches short of rolling into the hole. Instead, he had to watch as Scott nailed his winning birdie putt just seconds later for his first Masters’ championship and green jacket.

“Of course, I’m happy for Adam,” Cabrera said to TV reporters. “He’s a great person, a great player and he deserved it.”

Scott, who uses a longer putter than golfers are traditionally seen using, is now the first Australian pro to ever win a green jacket. Scott’s caddie, Steve Williams, was Tiger’s caddie for 14 of his major wins.

“Australia is a proud sporting nation and this win today is just another notch on the belt,” Scott told CBS. “It’s an unbelievable feeling and I’m just glad to make us proud.”

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