Australia’s Adam Scott won the 77th Masters last night in a playoff over Argentina’s Angel Cabrera. The victory gave Scott his first major championship win, but there was so much more to this win than an ugly green jacket and the right to serve up kangaroo meat at next year’s Champion’s Dinner. For Scott, this win helps him vanquish not only his own personal major championship demons, but also in the process, helps alleviate the pain felt by the tortured golf fans of his native Australia.
On a gloomy, rainy day on golf’s grandest stage, Scott stepped up to his ball in the middle of the 18th fairway at Augusta National, tied with Cabrera. While watching it, I couldn’t help but think of Greg Norman, Scott’s idol growing up and the poster boy for major championship defeat.