Here are some news and notes from Adam Scott’s breakthrough playoff victory at the 77th Masters:
• He’s the first Australian to win the Masters, after the Aussies had won the British Open nine times, the PGA Championship four times and the U.S. Open twice. Australians had finished second at Augusta National eight times, including Scott in 2011.
• Scott won his first title in his 48th career major start. Before today, his best finish was a T-2 at the 2011 Masters and runner-up at last year’s British Open, where he bogeyed the last four holes to lose by one.
• Scott, 32, will move to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position since June 2008.
• Prior to this week, Angel Cabrera hadn’t posted a top 10 on the PGA Tour in a year and a half. His only two victories on the PGA Tour are majors – the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters.
• With son Angel Jr. on the bag, Cabrera was trying to become only the second player to win the Masters with his son as his caddie (Jack Nicklaus, 1986).
• At 43, Cabrera would have become the second-oldest Masters champion in history; only Nicklaus (46 at the 1986 Masters) would have been older.