Angel Cabrera Wins the 2009 Masters

dave darbySenior Analyst IApril 12, 2009

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11:  Angel Cabrera reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the third round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Angel Cabrera won a thrilling Masters title on the second hole of sudden death over Kenny Perry

The two were joined by Chad Campbell on hole 18 for the first sudden death playoff hole. Campbell was in the best position off the 18th tee, but bogeyed to drop out of contention. 

Perry and Cabrera moved on to the par-4 10th hole. Cabrera found the green in regulation, but Perry was short and right. Cabrera was able to take the title with a tap in for par.

The final round as a whole was great drama. Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods started seven shots out of the lead, but both made charges.  Both players were within a shot before fading. 

Tiger never really struck the ball that well this week, but willed himself into contention. 

Mickelson was shooting at the pin until he hit into Rae's Creek on No. 12 and couldn't recover. 

For Tiger, the 17th and 18th holes resulted in bogey and double bogey.

At the 16th hole in regulation, Kenny Perry hit a classic tee shot within two feet of the hole. The tournament seemed to be in the bag for him at that point as he was playing solid golf all week. He faltered on 17 and 18, allowing Cabrera and Campbell to join him in the playoff.

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