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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adam Scott make late charges at the Masters

jason day  and adam scott shake hands after completing their third rounds at augusta national golf club sunday at the masters
 All afternoon long, they watched as everyone else around the course was making moves up the leaderboard — Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, K.J. Choi — and figured they might as well get in on the action. Paired together on the final round of the Masters, Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott did just that.

And they nearly sent the whole thing to a playoff. “It was awesome playing with Jason,” Scott said. “Incredible. He was a little shaky early on but really held his nerve, and to finish birdie to give himself a chance at the time was huge. Can’t say enough about Jason. He’s a really mature golfer for his age.”

“I’ve known Adam since I was 15, so we’ve been good mates since then and we just had a lot of fun today,” said Day, 23. “It was really, really good to be in the hunt for the Masters, and obviously to be one of the first Aussies to win the Masters was special, too.”

The two Aussies nearly took the Masters down under for a good-old fashioned Outback playoff, but — like everyone else — were thwarted when South African Charl Schwartzel birdied the last four holes to snatch away the green jacket. Day and Scott finished in a tie for second place, at 12 under par.

Scott shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to make the jump from 7-under at the start of the day. Day, meanwhile, shot a 4-under 68 to come from the pack of players who began the final round at 8 under par. But for both, it almost wasn’t. As everyone else was making their move for the top of the leaderboard, both Day and Scott were stuck spinning their wheels. Scott made the turn at 9-under and Day made it at 8-under.

“Yeah, it was very hard,” Day said. “I came out of the blocks, I hit a few loose drives coming out of the blocks, and once I birdied No. 2, that settled me down a little bit, which was nice. But I knew that I didn’t have to do too much to have a chance of winning.
Source: NJ


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