Final Round Masters GIFs

PGA golf professional Adam Scott chips out of ...

PGA golf professional Adam Scott chips out of the trap for par on #3 during the 2008 The Players Championship. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adam Scott won the 77th Masters by defeating Angel Cabrera in a playoff. I’ve written a quick recap here, but to go along with the story, take a look at some of the day’s best and worst visuals.
 
Kevin Na had a tough time at Golden Bell
Kevin Na had a 16 a few years ago at TPC San Antonio, and while this one didn’t get quite that high, a 10 on the par-3 12th at Augusta is going to be remembered for a while. Hey, at least it didn’t break the record of 13 set in 1980 by Tom Weiskopf, but the three below swings are pretty bad.

kevin-na-water-1 kevin-na-water-2 kevin-na-water-3

Shots of the tournament (pre-playoff edition)
Jason Day, Luke Donald, Bo Van Pelt and even Sandy Lyle pulled off some pretty solid shots in Sunday’s final round. Donald’s bunker shot was beyond ridiculous.

Jason-Day-bunker-on-2 Donald-bunker-16 bvp-eagle-on-15 Lyle-pitch-on-15

Tianlang Guan’s impressive performance
The final score isn’t what mattered here. 14-year old Tianlang Guan was very impressive this weekend, and the gallery below is just a sample of the quality shots he provided on Sunday.

Guan-tee-shot-on-13 Guan-approach-on-13 Guan-chip-on-13 Guan-putt-on-13 Guan-pitch-on-15 Guan-into-16

Cool camera work of the week
The slow motion camera work in golf is always striking, and CBS captured Tiger Woods’ approach into 13 on Sunday in stunning form.

Woods-slow-mo-on-15

Thorbjorn Olesen’s got a nice swing
This may have been the coming out party for Thorbjorn Olesen to a wider North American audience. There’s a reason that Nike featured him prominently in their “off-season signings” material, and it’s because he’s really quite good. He also happens to have a very nice swing, as demonstrated on the par-3 12th.

Olesen-swing-on-12

Not all good putts go in
Tough break for Charl Schwartzel here, who hit a tremendous putt on the 9th but didn’t get rewarded:

Schwartzel-putt-on-9

Tournament turning point
It all started to go wrong for Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera on the 13th. Both players went for the par-5 green in two, and both ended up in the hazard:

Snedeker-approach-to-13

Cabrera-approach-to-13

I have no idea why Cabrera even tried going at it from the pine straw, but his reaction pretty much sums it up.

Cabrera-reaction-to-13

Just earlier, Adam Scott tried going at the green in two as well, and he was also short. Fortunately for him, he managed to stay dry.

Scott-hazard-13

How Adam Scott got into a playoff

Scott-approach-into-18 Scott-putt-on-18-regulation Scott-regulation-celebration

Cabrera had to match…

Cabrera-approach-to-18 Cabrera-putt-on-18-plus-celebration

Both men were now going to a playoff and made par on the opening hole. They headed to the 10th, where they both hit perfect drives down the middle of the fairway.

Cabrera-approach-to-10-playoff Scott-approach-10-playoff

Both men were clearly impressed by the shots of their competitor:

Cabrera-thumbs-up Scott-thumbs-up

Cabrera was first to putt…

Cabrera-misses-putt-on-10-playoff

With that miss, Scott had a chance to make and win his first major championship.

Scott-makes-putt-on-10-playoff

After the putt by Scott, the mutual respect continued between the players:

Scott-and-Cabrera-embrace

All that was left was for Bubba Watson to present Adam Scott with the green jacket:

Scott-gets-green-jacket

2 Comments on “Final Round Masters GIFs

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