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2013 Masters sudden-death playoff rules

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Free golf, y'all. The 2013 Masters are headed to a sudden-death playoff between Angel Cabrera and Adam Scott after a phenomenally dramatic 18th hole that saw them end 72 holes of action in Augusta at 8 under each.

And we get to see the 18th again, immediately. Per the Masters playoff rules, the participants in the sudden-death playoff will go back to the 18th and play it again. If Cabrera and Scott post the same score on 18 again, they'll go to the 10th hole and play it again.

Should the players tie on 10, they'll return to the 18th to play it one more time. And, in the event of a tie there, back to the 10th. And so on and so on, boats beating ceaselessly into the past that is Augusta, Ga.

It's important to know how the two guys have done on the holes, of course.

Cabrera has torched No. 18 throughout the tournament, going 3 under with a par on Thursday and birdies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Scott has a pair of birdies on it, picking up strokes on Friday and Sunday. He parred it on Thursday and Saturday to put him 2 under on the hole for the tournament.

Both players are 1 over on No. 10 for the tournament. Scott has been a little more even-keeled. He has three pars (Thursday, Friday and Sunday) and one bogey (Saturday). Cabrera might be more dangerous, however. He has a birdie (Saturday), two bogeys (Thursday and Sunday) and a par (Friday).

If Cabrera wins the playoff, he will become just the second player in Masters history to secure multiple victories in Augusta via a playoff, joining only Nick Faldo.

Cabrera's last time in this format was in 2009, when he dueled with Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry. Cabrera and Perry both parred No. 18, and Campbell was eliminated. Cabrera then parred No. 10 to beat Perry for the green jacket.

 
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