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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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:


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:



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


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.


How Adam Scott got into a playoff

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Cabrera had to match…

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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.

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

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Cabrera was first to putt…


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


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


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


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