They will be dancing in the streets of Australia today. Adam Scott has won the Masters Tournament.
Finally, an Australian has waltzed into Masters lore by winning the coveted Green Jacket at Augusta National Golf Club.
A fiercely proud sporting nation’s long wait ended Sunday when Scott sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to defeat Argentina’s Angel Cabrera to win the 77th Masters Tournament.
Finally, a golfer from Down Under was on top of the world at Augusta National. And today Waltzing Matilda, the unofficial anthem of Australia, is resonating loudly and clearly throughout a continent.
“I don’t know how that happened,” Scott said. “It seems a long way away from a couple of years ago here and even last July when I was trying to win another major. It fell my way today. It was incredible. It’s incredible to be in this position.
“Everything fell my way in the end, I guess. You just never know. I just kept plugging away. I didn’t know if it was going to happen through nine. A good back nine here solves a lot. I’m so proud of myself and everyone who has helped me. I’m a proud Australian and I hope this sits really well back at home – and even in New Zealand."
Scott can be sure it will.
“I guess when I get home I’ll find out,” he said. “We’re a proud sporting country, like to think we’re the best at anything, like any proud sporting country. This was one thing in golf we hadn’t been able to achieve. It’s amazing that it’s my destiny to be the first Aussie to win.”
With Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman all in the top five when the final round began, the odds favored a breakthrough for Australia. That’s w