Adam Scott earns first spot in 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf
First, it was a remarkable 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to take the clubhouse lead at 8-under par. Then, it was a scintillating two-hole, sudden-death playoff with Argentina's Angel Cabrera.
But, when it was all said and done, Adam Scott claimed his first major championship at Augusta National, becoming the first Australian to win the Masters.
With the victory, Scott became the first player to qualify for golf's most exclusive foursome, earning a spot in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf to be played Oct. 14-16, 2013, at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.
Scott began the final round of the 77th Masters trailing Cabrera and Brandt Snedeker by one shot.
In what will go down as one of the biggest putts in Masters history, Scott nailed a 20-footer for birdie on the 72nd to post a 3-under 69 for the final round and an 9-under 279 total for a short-lived clubhouse lead.
Cabrera answered by sticking his second shot on No. 18 to within four feet of the hole and calmly made a birdie putt of his own to force sudden death.
Both players matched pars on No. 18 -- the first hole of the playoff -- before Scott holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole, the second of the playoff, for the biggest victory of his impressive career.
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf features a $1.35 million purse, with the winner receiving $600,000, second place $300,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $200,000.
TNT's prime-time broadcast of the event reaches a worldwide audience of 88.9 million U.S. homes and international viewers in more than 100 countries.The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is hosted by the Bermuda Department of Tourism, Port Royal Golf Course, and the Fairmont Southampton Hotel.
Established in 1979, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf has grown from an 18-hole, single-day charity event to a 36-hole annual showdown that matches professional golf's best against each other.
The remainder of the foursome for the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf features the winners of the U.S. Open, June 13-16, at Merion; the Open Championship, July 18-21 at Muirfield; and finally, the 95th PGA Championship, August 8-11, at Oak Hill.