CBS needed to lay off the syrup during Masters

Angel Cabrera hugs his caddie, Angel Cabrera Jr., after he sinks a birdie putt on the 18th hole to...

Angel Cabrera hugs his caddie, Angel Cabrera Jr., after he sinks a birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff. (AFP)

IAN HUTCHINSON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

The proceedings that concluded Sunday at Augusta National lived up to the annual dose of Masters maple syrup served up annually by Jim Nantz and the CBS crew, a sugar rush that really wasn’t necessary the way things went down.

One image that particularly stands out is Angel Cabrera walking down the fairway on the second playoff hole after sticking it close, turning around and giving the thumbs up to Scott when he did exactly the same thing. Scott returned the gesture to Cabrera for his effort.

The second memorable image is of Scott sinking his putt for the win, something he did back on the 72nd hole of the tournament when he thought he had it won before a standout approach shot by Cabrera.

It would be difficult to describe how Scott managed to harness all of the adrenalin he burned in his premature celebration, but he managed to do it, despite throwing away last year’s British Open with wayward putting — which he showed traces of on Sunday — except when it counted.


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