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Great Scott! Aussie Adam Scott wins Masters

April 15, 2013 -- Updated 1146 GMT (1946 HKT)
Adam Scott of Australia smiles while wearing the green jacket after winning the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday, April 14. Scott captured golf's most prestigious event in an oh-so-close sudden-death playoff with Angel Cabrera. Click through to see all the shots from the fourth day and <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/13/golf/gallery/masters-round-three/index.html' target='_blank'>look back at the third round</a>. Adam Scott of Australia smiles while wearing the green jacket after winning the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on Sunday, April 14. Scott captured golf's most prestigious event in an oh-so-close sudden-death playoff with Angel Cabrera. Click through to see all the shots from the fourth day and look back at the third round.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Adam Scott of Australia won the Masters at Augusta
  • Scott defeated Argentina's Angel Cabrera on the second hole of playoff
  • The 32-year-old is first Australian to ever win the tournament
  • Scott: "I don't know how that happened."

(CNN) -- Adam Scott produced the performance of his life to win the Masters on Sunday and finally exorcise the demons of last year's British Open.

Scott, the first Australian to ever wear the famous green jacket, defeated Argentina's Angel Cabrera on the second hole of the playoff after both men finished at nine-under on an enthralling day at Augusta.

As Scott sank the winning putt on the 10th at Augusta he banished the pain and heartache that had haunted him following his humiliating collapse at Royal Lytham in July.

Scott's collapse

On that occasion, the 32-year-old looked set to win his first major until he somehow contrived to blow a four-shot lead with just four holes remaining.

But with the eyes of the sporting world upon him, Scott showed nerves of steel to hole his putt and finally end Australia's Augusta curse.

Brandt Snedeker of the United States waves during the third round of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday, April 13, in Augusta, Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the third day and look back at the second round. Brandt Snedeker of the United States waves during the third round of the 77th Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Saturday, April 13, in Augusta, Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the third day and look back at the second round.
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Guan Tianlang of China shakes hands with Matteo Manassero of Italy after the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday, April 12, in Augusta, Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the second day and look back at the first round. Guan Tianlang of China shakes hands with Matteo Manassero of Italy after the second round of the 2013 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday, April 12, in Augusta, Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the second day and look back at the first round.
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"I don't know how that happened," Scott said after his historic triumph.

"It seems a long, long way from a couple years ago, or last July when I was trying to win a major. It was incredible."

Scott's character and determination came to the fore at a course where his country's most famous golfer suffered so mercilessly.

Greg Norman, the man who squandered a six shot lead on the final day at the 1996 Masters, was the closest Australia had come to a Masters champion.

Norman lost out to Augusta native Larry Mize in a playoff in 1987, just a year after his bogey at the 18th allowed Jack Nicklaus to win his 18th and final major.

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Two years ago, Scott and Jason Day finished tied for second as Charl Schwartzel produced an astonishing final four holes to win the tournament.

But this time, Scott got the job done, and the Adelaide-born player was quick to praise the man who had come so close at Augusta in years gone by.

"It's incredible to be in this position," said Scott, who had earlier shot a three-under 69 for the final round.

Dustin Johnson of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the 2013 Masters Tournament on Thursday, April 11, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the first day and look back at the Par 3 Contest. Dustin Johnson of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the 2013 Masters Tournament on Thursday, April 11, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Click through to see all the shots from the first day and look back at the Par 3 Contest.
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The Masters Tournament is synonymous with the green jacket awarded to each year's winner, but that hasn't stopped some of golf's greatest players from sporting their own stand-out looks at Augusta National Golf Club.
Walter Hagen, who won his first professional major in 1914, had a particular panache -- he traveled by limousine and favored snazzy clothes and two-toned shoes. Hagen won 11 professional major championships. Click through the gallery to see more fashion icons. The Masters Tournament is synonymous with the green jacket awarded to each year's winner, but that hasn't stopped some of golf's greatest players from sporting their own stand-out looks at Augusta National Golf Club. Walter Hagen, who won his first professional major in 1914, had a particular panache -- he traveled by limousine and favored snazzy clothes and two-toned shoes. Hagen won 11 professional major championships. Click through the gallery to see more fashion icons.