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Cabrera delivers on final hole to force playoff

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Angel Cabrera delivered one of the great answers in Masters history.

After Adam Scott birdied the 72nd hole Sunday to take a one-shot lead, igniting a roar with Cabrera making his way up the fairway behind him, Cabrera answered. He stuffed his approach to 3 feet at the 18th. He made the birdie to force the playoff.

On a day when there didn’t seem to be the usual heavy diet of `holy moly’ moments on the back nine, Scott and Cabrera delivered them back-to-back.


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“Obviously, I would have been happy if I would have won, but Adam’s a great person, a great player,” Cabrera said. “I get along with him, and I’m happy for him.”

Cabrera has an uncanny ability to bring his best in the final moments of majors. If he had won Sunday, all three of his PGA Tour titles would have been majors. He won the U.S. Open in 2007 and the Masters in ’09.

“The only thing in my head was winning,” Cabrera said.