Closers at The Masters: The brilliance of Adam Scott
26 Apr 2013
by Dr. Glen Albaugh

-- Golfweek Photo
-- Golfweek Photo

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 contention.

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.

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