It only took 77 years to happen, but Australia finally has a Green Jacket to call its own.
Adam Scott won The Masters by shooting a brilliant round Sunday afternoon and winning a playoff, becoming the first Aussie to do so in the history of the tournament. In what was another hectic and exciting conclusion to the season's first major championship, Scott battled the likes of Argentina's Angel Cabrera, a late-surging Tiger Woods, an emotional Brandt Snedeker and fellow countrymen Jason Day and Marc Leishman to achieve what every pro golfer dreams of winning.
Scott's victory did not come easy by any stretch. Mother Nature seemed to have other plans for the golfers, often dumping buckets of rain throughout the afternoon. Augusta National became an ever-changing golf course as a result, causing fairways to transform into well-manicured sponges and greens to roll like carpets. Players struggled to adjust.
It is impossible to overstate the historical significance of Scott's achievement for Australia. After finishing second alongside Day in 2011, Scott tied golf legend Greg Norman as yet another Aussie-born Masters participant who simply couldn't break through to victory. Norman, in fact, may forever be remembered for his Augusta failures as he will be for his own achievements. Such is the nature of major championship golf.
Adam Scott may not be able to change the past failures of names before him at Augusta, but he will forever be remembered for setting a precedent for others to follow.