Argentina's Cabrera wins Green Jacket at Augusta

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Augusta (Georgia, US), Apr.13 (ANI): In the first three-way playoff at the Masters since 1987, Angel Cabrera of Argentina won the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club with a two-putt par on the second hole of sudden death.

He outlasted Chad Campbell, who bogeyed the first playoff hole, and Kenny Perry, who bogeyed the second.

Cabrera's final-round 71 for a 12-under-par total of 276 included birdies on three of his final six holes and a clutch par save on the final hole of regulation, where he got up and down from in front of the 18th green with a 20-yard pitch and a 5-foot putt. Campbell's round of 69 included birdies at the 12th, 13th and 15th holes and a near birdie at the 18th that would have won it.

But with a two-stroke lead going to the 17th tee, it was Perry's tournament to lose. He had not had a bogey in 22 holes, and had not faded when Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were waging a stress-inducing, ear-splitting duel earlier in the day - pulling to within a stroke of Perry's lead when they were at the 16th hole.

Cabrera has won two major championships, both with cool performances under pressure, Fox Sports reports. (ANI)

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