Australia's memorable Masters moments

From Jim Ferrier in 1940 to Adam Scott's historic 2013, Australians experienced extreme highs and lows at the Masters at Augusta.

ADAM SCOTT.
ADAM SCOTT. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

TOP 10 MOST MEMORABLE AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCES AT THE MASTERS

2013 - Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters when he made birdie on the final hole in regulation before another on the second play-off hole to defeat Argentine Angel Cabrera. Australians Jason Day (third) and Marc Leishman (tied fourth) were close.

1950 - Sydney native Jim Ferrier, the first Australian to play the Masters in 1940, led Jimmy Demaret by five shots with six holes to play. But Ferrier bogeyed five of the last six holes to finish two strokes back as the runner-up.

1996 - Greg Norman blew a six-shot lead after 54 holes, handing Nick Faldo the green jacket in one of the most iconic losses in golf and sporting history. "I let this one get away," Norman said at the time. "I'll wake up tomorrow morning still breathing, I hope."

1987 - Norman entered a three-way, sudden-death play-off with Seve Ballesteros and Augusta native Larry Mize. Mize miraculously chipped for birdie from off the green on the par-four 11th (the second extra hole) and won when a shaken Norman failed to make his birdie putt.

1986 - Norman was tied with Nicklaus going into the 72nd hole. But Norman pushed his approach right on No.18, made bogey and handed Nicklaus his sixth Masters and 18th major. Norman was joint runner-up.

2011 - Jason Day and Adam Scott posted the clubhouse lead on Sunday, only for South Africa's Charl Schwartzel to birdie the final four holes to win by two. Day and Scott shared second, the first runner-up by Australians since Norman in 1996.

1972: Bruce Crampton tied for second behind Jack Nicklaus, who won the fourth of his six green jackets. It was also Australia's second ever runner-up after Ferrier.

1980: Jack Newton came within three of Seve Ballesteros with five holes to play, but Ballesteros hung on to victory and Newton finished tied second.

1999 - Three years after his collapse to Faldo, Norman made a valiant Sunday run when he eagled the par-5 13th to share the lead with five holes to play. But bogeys on the next two holes handed Jose Maria Olazabal his second green jacket as Norman tied for third.

1989 - Norman continued his bad luck at the Masters with a bogey on the final hole to miss a play-off by one shot, as he did in 1986. Norman tied for third while Faldo won his first green jacket in a play-off when competitor Scott Hoch missed a two-foot putt.


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