From teary-eyed teen to green jacket: Scott's Masters triumph

Adam Scott became his country's first Masters champion with his playoff win at Augusta.

Story highlights

  • Adam Scott becomes first Australian winner of the Masters
  • The new world No. 3 beat Argentina's Angel Cabrera in a two-hole playoff
  • Scott watched on as Greg Norman collapsed to lose a six-stroke lead in 1996
  • Scott threw away a four-shot lead over the final four holes of 2012 British Open
From teary-eyed teenager to the proud owner of a green jacket, Adam Scott's transformation from best of the rest to major winner has involved a fair amount of heartache.
The newly-crowned Masters champion watched on television as his hero and fellow Australian Greg Norman threw away a six-shot lead at Augusta in 1996, while Scott himself blew a four-shot advantage over the final four holes of last year's British Open.
But there was no collapse, no choking on Sunday.
The new world No. 3 showed nerves of steel to defeat overnight co-leader Angel Cabrera in a tense two-hole playoff to win the first major of 2013.
"The whole nation stopped that day and felt for Greg," Scott told CNN when asked about Norman's implosion on April 14, 1996.
"It was so hard to see your hero not come up with the goods that day like he normally always did. I learned lessons out of that day.
"It's an amazing journey, the whole golfing career. I've played a lot of majors and to finally get one means a lot. I've knocked on the door a couple of times recently, to get over the hurdle is hopefully the start of something to come."