AUGUSTA, Ga. – The 77th Masters is not over, and for the second consecutive year we’ll need extra holes to determine the champion.
Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera tied for the lead at 9-under-par 279 and return to the historic 18th hole at Augusta National for the sudden-death playoff.
Scott is trying to win his first major championship and break the curse for Australians, who have never won a Masters. Cabrera is trying to win his second Masters title and his third overall major championship.
The momentum went back and forth late Sunday with Aussie Jason Day in the mix too. But Day made bogey on Nos. 16 and 17 and ended two shots behind.
The stage was as dramatic as it gets. Adam Scott, playing in the second to last pairing, drained a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to take a one-shot lead at the time. Scott and caddie Steve Williams slapped high-fives and Scott gave it a series of massive fist pumps.
But moments later Cabrera hit his approach to 3 feet and made the kick-in birdie to tie Scott for the lead after 72 holes.