The PGA Tour sends out a few pages of facts and figures after every competitive round during the season. Here are some of the best data culled from its offering Sunday night, after the Masters crowned its latest winner Adam Scott. Stats don’t always tell the whole story but these 10 are worth one last look as we put the 77th Masters to bed.
- This was the second consecutive playoff at the Masters. Bubba Watson won on the second playoff hole (No. 10) last year. A Masters playoff has not gone past the second extra hole since going to sudden-death format in 1976.
- This was the 17th playoff in Masters history.
- The eventual Masters champion has come out of the final Sunday pairing 19 out of the past 23 years, with Zach Johnson (2007), Charl Schwartzel (2011), Watson (2012) and Scott (2013) the exceptions.
- Scott earns his ninth overall win and first major victory in his 202nd career start on the PGA Tour at the age of 32 years 8 months 28 days.
- Scott becomes the first Australian to win the Masters. A total of eight Australian’s have runner-up finishes at the Masters.
- Scott has made 10 cuts in 12 career starts at the Masters. He now has four top 10s, including three consecutive (2013/1st, 2012/T8, 2011/T2 and 2002/T9). Scott’s only two missed cuts at the Masters came in 2004 and 2009.
- Scott has finished in the top 15 in each of his last six starts in majors.
- The last 18 major championships have been won by 17 players. Rory McIlroy is the only player with two wins in majors in that span.
- Angel Cabrera was No. 87 on the Presidents Cup International team standings coming into this week, No. 119 in the FedExCup standings entering the week and No. 269 in the official world golf rankings entering the week.
- Cabrera was trying to become the first grandfather to win the Masters. His son Federico had a daughter named Agostina on November 1, 2012.
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