"Common Aussie!" screamed eventual Masters champion Adam Scott on the 72nd hole, which would ultimately put him in a position to win on Sunday. Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters after a tremendous final round at Augusta national.
After crumbling at the British open, many questioned whether Scott was tough enough to win a major. After battling in the rain at Augusta, one thing is clear: Scott is tough enough, and should be a force to be reckoned with in future majors.
Scott's putter was tremendous all week, and his ability to hit the greens put him on the leader board from day 1. In a tournament where stars flooded the leader board, Tiger Woods, Westwood, Jason Day and Brant Snedeker couldn't outperform Scott, who consistently shined.
Much hysteria will be made out of the penalty Tiger Woods was assessed on Friday night prior to his round on Saturday. Woods was penalized two strokes after putting himself at an unfair advantage during a drop after his ball struck the pin and came back into the water. In an interview with Tom Rinaldi after his round, Woods admitted he was at fault, and the Masters Association then penalized him. Some believed that Woods should have withdrawn from the tournament, but that did not happen. Many will talk about how much of a mental setback the two stroke penalty was and how if Woods was at -3 (instead of -1) heading into Saturday’s round, he would have won the tournament. However, Woods made a mistake and deserved his penalty. We don't know if Woods would have won the tournament had he not been assessed a penalty, but we do know he would have needed to play tremendous golf in order to beat Scott.
At the end of the day, Adam Scott was a deserving and gracious 2013 Masters champion. The Masters was as competitive as ever, and despite the rain at Augusta national, Adam Scott shined and gave fans something to cheer about from Georgia to Australia.