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Scott wins Masters in 2-hole playoff

Golfer becomes first Australian to win Augusta event

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Adam Scott celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga. He won the Masters in 2-hole playoff, becoming the first Australian to win the event.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Adam Scott has become the first Australian to win the Masters, 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 today.

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 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 279.

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