For the first time ever an Australian has won the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. On Sunday, Australia’s Adam Scott won the Masters by beating the Argentinian grandfather, Angel Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion, in a memorable playoff.
Scott beat Cabrera by successfully executing two outstanding birdie putts. He forced a playoff by recording a birdie on the 72nd hole and then executed another birdie putt on the second hole (17th hole) of the playoff.
However the 2013 Masters will once again center around Tiger Woods. Questions remain whether or not Woods should have been disqualified for playing the ball two yards back from its original lie on Friday. There have also been reports that organizers might have kept Woods in the tournament because it would have significantly improved ratings. Either way, Woods’s stature as the number one ranked golfer in the world, and the fame he brings to the game, probably made a significant difference in him being allowed to continue on the weekend.