Scott took down Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole of the final round, sinking a birdie putt to win his first major title as a golfer.
He becomes the first Australian to win the Masters after so many great ones from the country failed to do so. The final three grouping were heavy on the South American influence, three Australians in Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman and an Argentine with Cabrera. His victory is being celebrated down under, even though it is the middle of the night.
He could not be a more worthy champion. Scott is a likeable, handsome golfer with so much talent it's gross but he's never been able to get over the major hump. he was close at last year's British Open but he whilted away a four stroke lead on Sunday to lose.
This time he came from the second to last group at Augusta, birdied the 18th hole and let out a yell that was heard all the way back in Australia. The putt put him at nine under par and in total control of the lead with Cabrera waiting in the fairway. All the pressure was on him, and he nailed it. His approach shot rolled to about two feet and from there, we were playoff bound.
Scott was the victor there and he used his putting to do so. It's been his achilles heel for his career but he was solid on a day when he had to be.
Yes he used a anchored putter, a long putter, a broomstick; whatever you want to call it, it's legal and he is better with it. But not everyone is, but he is.
And now he is a major champion. So deserving and very worthy, this will do more for his career and the game of golf than we know.
And now the rest of the story...
For many, the moment got too big for them this week at Augusta in the final round.
Brandt Snedeker was in that club, despite all his talk of being ready for it. He is an astoundingly good putter but he picked a bad day for him to not show it off. He went from birdying the first hole Sunday to limping away with a 75.
Jason Day looked like he was going to set the world on fire with his start to the final round: birdie, eagle on one and two but he couldn't quite find that extra gear and missed out on the playoff by two shots. He would have been a worthy champion at Augusta. At 25 years old, he would have been the youngest to win the Masters since Tiger did it in 1997. Day will contend for more majors soon, probably even the next one in June.
The moment might not have been too big for Tiger but he didn't play like he was ready to win his fifth green jacket. Not looked in rhythm, didn't seem in control or command of the greens, a place he used to rule but not on this Sunday.