April 12, 2009

Masterful Easter Sunday

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson put on a Easter Sunday show on the front nine as they both came from 7 shots behind to flirt with the top of the leader board. Ultimately however, both fell short, missing several opportunities on the back nine.

Then it appeared as though Kenny Perry would became the oldest player ever to win the Masters. But after a masterful tee shot on 16 put Perry up by two with three to play, he bogied 17 and 18 to come back to the field.

Instead it was Argentinian Angel Cabrera who would outlast Perry in a two hole sudden death playoff to win his first green jacket.

Cabrera found a way to par 18 despite a tee shot in the trees and earned a tie with Perry and Chad Campbell to enter sudden death.

Cabrera becomes the first Argentinian to become Masters' champion, avenging a loss by Roberto DiVincenzo in 1968 when he handed in an incorrect score card and lost by one stroke.

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