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Monday, April 15, 2013

The Limerick Summary: 2013 Masters

Winner: Adam Scott

Around the wider world of golf: Yes, there was golf other than the Masters this past weekend! Lin Wen-tang won the Solaire Open (in Manila) on the Asian Tour; Yumika Adachi won the Yumeya Championship on the LAGT; and Alex Aragon won the WNB Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour.

Adam celebrates

Nick Faldo called him the Wizard of Oz. Ian Baker-Finch said they'd be on top of the world down under.

Adam Scott just said, "FINALLY!" after breaking the Aussie Curse at the Masters and simultaneously getting his first major win.

After three somewhat anticlimactic rounds, the Masters delivered one of the best final rounds in years. As commentators on GC, ESPN, and CBS all pointed out, everyone in the last few pairings except Marc Leishman had had a Top3 finish at the Masters before. And while Tiger Woods didn't win, he had two weekend rounds under par at a major for the first time since the 2010 Masters. That has to bode well for the rest of the year.

But the big story was that Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera gave us a Masters where the winner actually won the thing -- you know, went out there and shot scores that had to be beaten, not just endured. And did it in pouring rain, no less! Two clutch birdies on the 18th, then Adam winning with a center-cut birdie on the second playoff hole after Angel's birdie putt clung to the edge of the hole in near darkness.

It just doesn't get much better than that. And not only does Adam get a piece of history and his very own major, but he jumps to #3 in the OWGR this week.

Since Adam made history for Australia here, I'm sure we'll be watching replays for the next couple of weeks at least so I won't bore you with details. If somehow you missed it, you'll get a chance to see it again.

Instead, I decided to give Adam a special gift of my own. I've altered the normal rhythm of this week's Limerick Summary so I could give him a proper Aussie cheer. Good on ya, Adam!
The Aussie curse is over! Boy oh boy!
Adam got a Masters and he’ll enjoy
All of the attention
That goes with his ascension.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oy, oy, oy!
The photo came from the front page of PGATOUR.com.

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