Adam Scott became the first Australian golfer to win the Masters Tournament by beating 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday.

Scott and the Argentine Cabrera both parred the first hole of the playoff, but, on the second hole, the former had a birdie, and the latter made par at the Augusta National Golf Club course in Georgia.

Both players went into the Masters playoff at 279, 9 under par.

In the final round before the playoff, Scott hit an incredible putt and appeared to believe that he sealed the victory. However, Cabrera was able to catch him.

Cabrera had hoped to win a third major title -- he won not only the Masters in 2009 but also the U.S. Open in 2007 -- but a 12-foot putt by Scott on the last hole stopped him short.

"That how golf is," Reuters quotes Cabrera as saying. "I had that chip on 18. ... I could have won it. But Adam is a great winner. Obviously, I would have been happier if I would have won, but he is a great person, a great player. I get along with him. We've been together on Presidents Cups. I'm happy for him."

Australian Jason Day took third place, while American Tiger Woods and Australian Marc Leishman tied in fourth place, according to the Masters Leader Board.