Closers at The Masters: The brilliance of Adam Scott
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The brilliance of Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera, on the last set of holes and
into the playoff was as exhilarating and as near perfection as any of the
historic finishes at The Masters.
The champion, Adam Scott, was known best for his crushing defeat at The
British in 2012, but on this day he was a closer, he seized the moment, hit
some remarkable shots and ran in some emotion - packed putts to prevail.
His playoff partner Angel Cabrera was truly gallant reminiscent of his dual
with Kenny Perry in 2009 when he claimed the green jacket for himself.
And, how about the champion running in the putts on 18 and 10, and showing
the doubting pundits that he could find his footing on the most uneven of
terrains. That he was more than a fashion model. More than a too-cool jet
setter. More than most eligible. He was a closer.
As a reminder Closers love the action when everything is on the line - when
it's most challenging like standing on the 11th tee at Augusta while in
Scott McCarron shares some up-close observations gleaned from his week-
long on course commentary following leading groups for Direct TV.
In addition to the leading group on Sunday, among his favorites
was the pairing of Ben Crenshaw, Mateo Manaserra,the young, brilliant Italian
and Guan Tianlang,the 14 year old Chinese wonder.