Adam Scott has earned the defining triumph of a major championship – and in the Masters, which his Australian homeland had so deeply desired.
The Masters is over. I don’t know if I can stand it, returning to real life. And I’m not the only one. But here are the Sunday awards from Augusta National.
Those who came close to winning the Masters spoke candidly after their rounds. Here's a sampling of their words after Sunday's final round at Augusta National:
Jason Day was quick to follow his round by saying he'd pull for fellow countryman Adam Scott in his playoff because he'd come close in majors and deserved it – an endorsement of which Day also is worthy.
From the playoff between Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera to Tiger's controversial drop to Tianlang Guan's incredible performance, Bradley S. Klein reflects on the weekend that was at the Masters.
Masters official Craig Heatley, a New Zealander, conducted the main post-round interview for the media with 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott, which also included questions from reporters on hand:
Tiger Woods, despite four birdies during his final 10 holes Sunday, could only muster a 2-under 70 and finished T-4 to run his winless streak at Augusta National to eight tournaments.
Almost as quickly as Angel Cabrera was doling out a hug on the 10th green, pro and top amateur golfers were quick to line up their congratulatory posts on social media for new Masters champ Adam Scott
Cal rallied from a nine-shot deficit to defeat UCLA and win the Western Intercollegiate for its ninth victory of the season.
Adam Scott, who shot 69 Saturday to get to 6-under 210, will begin the final round one shot behind the leaders. He'll pursue his quest with the following.
Adam Scott, less than a year after losing the lead on the back nine at the Open Championship, beat Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff to win the 77th Masters on Sunday.
Alabama, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished with a tournament record to win going away Sunday at Arizona State’s Karsten Course
Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen means "Thunderbear," and he certainly roared to life at Augusta National on Sunday. Playing in his first Masters, the 23-year-old carded a 68 using the following Nike gear:
With so much attention given to Rory McIlroy's struggles in recent months, he said after his final-round 69 at the Masters he can see his top form returning to him.
Bubba Watson's Sunday 77 at the Masters was punctuated by a 10 on the par-3 12th hole in Amen Corner. He wasn't the only one who suffered the feat, as Kevin Na preceded him with the score.
Sunday’s easier conditions led to some large turnarounds among players who had plummeted down the leaderboard – and had the back of the pack wondering just how well the later groups could score.
Tianlang Guan, at 14 the youngest to win low-amateur honors at the Masters, never made worse than bogey at Augusta and never had a three-putt.
Masters Sunday provided a return to a more conventional weekend-morning feel a day after it had Twitter and other social-media sites aflame Saturday morning.
For the first time since it opened in 2004, the Alotian Club will open its gates to the spectating public for the 111th Western Amateur on July 30-Aug. 4.
UCLA took a nine-shot lead after 36 holes at the Western Intercollegiate, and will have to hold off California and Stanford in the final round.