Angel Cabrera claimed his second major in a three man playoff at Augusta on Sunday in what was one of the most exciting finishes is recent history. Cabrera birdied three of his final six holes while Kenny Perry bogied his final two to tie at twelve-under-par. Chad Campbell was also part of the playoff but was eliminated after a bogie on the first playoff hole. Cabrera won with a par four on the tenth hole after Kenny Perry pulled his approach left of the green. Perry, who seemed to have the tournament won, could not close the deal with bogies on seventeen and eighteen. After winning the 2007 U.S. Open Cabrera has failed to impress notching just one top ten on tour until his win on Sunday. He took full advantage of others misfortune in claiming his second major. Starting the day seven back and paired together, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods made valiant charges to pull within one shot of the lead late in their rounds. Late mishaps ended their chances at another Masters win. The entire tournament seemed to be set up for a playoff with scores low and tight the throughout the weekend. Scoring was much lower than golf fans have become accustomed to seeing in major championships with 37 players at par or better. With recent major champions struggling to break par it was a nice change of pace to see a shootout at Augusta. This was mostly due to calm and warm weather at Augusta all week. Rory McIlroy, the nineteen year old phenom, also played will with a T20 finish in his first Masters appearance.
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