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The Masters: The latest news on Day 4 at Augusta

Adam Scott celebrates his Masters triumph 
by Charles Reynoldson Apr 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM
The Independent's coverage of day four of The Masters has reached its dramatic conclusion with Australia's Adam Scott emerging victorious after a tense sudden death playoff with Argentina's Angel Cabrera.

Both Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole in round four to finish on nine under, with Jason Day ending up second on seven under after just slipping up crucially towards the end of the round.

Brendt Snedeker and Marc Leishman both started the day strongly in contention for the title but their challenge faded as the day went on and they ended tied for fourth place at five under with Tiger Woods who unsuccessfully tried to mount a dramatic final day comeback. 

Elsewhere England's Lee Westwood also started with an outside chance of victory but was unable to take his chances and ended up three under par.

To relive all the action from this evening's dramatic golf see below: 

  • Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the final day of The Masters with me Charles Reynolds.
    4/14/2013 5:35:20 PM
  • Here are the upcoming tee off times as the players with a chance of taking home the green jacket begin their final rounds:

    19:00: Rickie Fowler, Steve Stricker

    19:10: Tim Clark (SA), Tiger Woods

    19:20: Jason Day (Aus), Matt Kuchar

    19:30: Adam Scott (Aus), Marc Leishman (Aus)

    19:40: Brandt Snedeker, Angel Cabrera (Arg)

    4/14/2013 6:09:36 PM
  • Rory McIlroy has had an excellent day and is currently -3 for the day. Unfortunately his awful third round means he is still +2 overall and out of contention.

    4/14/2013 6:11:43 PM
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  • Can Bernhard Langer play his way into contention? Well the German has started in the best possible way, with a birdie at the 1st hole. He is now -3 overall, four shots off the lead.
    4/14/2013 6:22:31 PM
  • Lee Westwood may only be in with an outside chance of winning his first Major tonight but he too has started well, with a birdie at the 2nd hole. He is level with Langer on -3, four shots off the lead.
    4/14/2013 6:24:31 PM
  • Rory McIlroy has now played through his 18 holes and he had an excellent fourth round, finishing -3 for the day. Unfortunately yesterday's disaster means he ends on +2 overall. 
    4/14/2013 6:32:11 PM

  • Adam Scott to win the masters #masters2013 michael mayhew via Twitter at 7:32 PM

    Tiger tree trouble...he ain't going to win this. Can't win the Masters if you can't drive it straight... By the Minute via Twitter at 7:31 PM

    I'm rooting for @BrandtSnedeker to win @The_Masters today--if he doesn't, I hope an Aussie wins it for first time #Scott#Day#Leishman Kay Cockerill via Twitter at 7:32 PM

    4/14/2013 6:33:46 PM
  • Langer on fire

    Bernhard Langer has started brilliantly today and is now right up in contention for the title. The German has birdied the first three holes and is now -5, just two shots off the leaders.
    4/14/2013 6:35:55 PM
  • Jason Day has started to make amends for his consecutive bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes last night with a birdie at the 1st. The Australian is now back to one shot off the leaders who are set to tee off any minute now.
    4/14/2013 6:40:04 PM
  • Will we see a charge up the leaderboard from Tiger Woods? Well not yet, the American has made par on his first still holes and remains at -3, four shots off the leaders.
    4/14/2013 6:44:50 PM
  • The 1st hole might have gone well for Jason Day, but that was not the case for fellow Aussie Adam Scott who bogeyed it and slips down the leaderboard.
    4/14/2013 6:46:43 PM

    Jason Day is back on top of the leaderboard after a sensational 2nd hole. The Australian struck an EAGLE to lead proceedings on -8.
    4/14/2013 6:59:21 PM
  • Snedeker starts well

    Brandt Snedeker has made the perfect start with a birdie at the 1st and he is now joint leader with Jason Day on -8.
    4/14/2013 7:03:33 PM
  • Lee Westwood is still in with a very outside chance, although he will need to add to his birdie on the 2nd hole. The Englishman is five shots off the lead at -3.
    4/14/2013 7:05:46 PM
  • Jason Day hits out of the bunker for an eagle on the 2nd hole

    4/14/2013 7:08:14 PM
  • Angel Cabrera narrowly misses the chance for an eagle at the 2nd but makes an easy birdie to reclaim the joint lead on -8. Elsewhere Brandt Snedeker misses a birdie putt and a chance to take the outright lead so it remains tied at the top.
    4/14/2013 7:10:43 PM
  • Adam Scott birdies the third hole and he is back to -6, just two shots off the leading triumvirate.
    4/14/2013 7:15:56 PM
  • Adam Scott appears to be gaining support:
    Yes Scotty boy. More of that please. Can't let your Aussie mate Jason take all the glory in Oz tomorrow #Masters Dan Cody via Twitter at 8:15 PM

    Would love to see Adam Scott go on n win #themasters Jamie Fagan via Twitter at 8:16 PM

    Adam Scott would be the best looking masters champion everJack Dengler via twitter on Apr 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    4/14/2013 7:17:58 PM
  • Tiger watch:

    Tiger Woods has been steady so far today, with par on every hole. He'll need to start pulling out some birdies if he's going to catch the trio at the top.
    4/14/2013 7:19:30 PM
  • Westwood watch:

    Lee Westwood is moving up the leaderboard with a birdie at the 7th. He is now -4, four shots off the leaders. Can he do it?
    4/14/2013 7:24:43 PM
  • Rain starting to fall at Augusta as Brandt Snedeker plays an excellent shot onto the green at the 4th hole.
    4/14/2013 7:30:21 PM
  • Just as he looked to have played himself out of trouble Brandt Snedeker makes a hash of his put on the fourth and bogeys the hole. He drops down to -7 as Angel Cabrera makes par on the hole to stay joint leader with Jason Day.
    4/14/2013 7:33:40 PM
  • Tiger Woods tees off in front of the crowd at the 3rd hole

    4/14/2013 7:35:21 PM
  • Lee Westwood plops an excellent shot onto the 8th green as the rain starts to come down more heavily. If only he was wearing a natty visor like Snedeker.
    4/14/2013 7:37:35 PM
  • However Westwood fails to capitalise on his excellent approach shot, missing an easy putt for a birdie and he stays at -4. If he wants to take home the green jacket he'll need to find his form with the putter.
    4/14/2013 7:41:03 PM
  • Elsewhere Luke Donald who is not in the running, gets a birdie on the 16th with a fantastic shot out of the bunker, chipping it past the hole and then letting the ball very satisfyingly roll a long way back in.
    4/14/2013 7:43:12 PM
  • Day slips out of the lead

    Jason Day bogeys the 6th hole and so slips down the leaderboard. Angel Cabrera is now the overall leader on -8. Day is one shot behind on -7.
    4/14/2013 7:45:55 PM
  • It's one of the great unanswered questions, are you pro or anti the golf visor? Twitter seems divided:
    Brandt snedeker's visor flow is heavenly. #Masters Trevor Parry via Twitter at 8:20 PM

    Can't decide who I want to win. I guess snedeker because he's wearing a visor billy via Twitter at 8:19 PM

    Snedeker can't win the Masters with that tragic visor on. #TheMasters Michael Smith via Twitter at 8:27 PM

    Snedeker's visor is dreadful, just dreadful. Jimmy Pugh via Twitter at 8:29 PM

    4/14/2013 7:52:21 PM
  • Bernhard Langer is also fond of a visor... and bright colors it seems

    4/14/2013 7:55:25 PM
  • From Augusta, The Independent's Kevin Garside is not convinced by Langer's sartorial choices: 
    not sure about Bernhard's flame orange shirt. Bit twentysomething Kevin Garside via Twitter at 8:22 PM

    4/14/2013 7:58:53 PM
  • It doesn't look like being Tiger Woods' year, the American has picked up bogey's on the 5th and 7th holes and drops down to -1, seven shots off the lead.
    4/14/2013 8:01:48 PM

    Angel Cabrera has the chance for a birdie on the 7th to extend his lead at the top and he makes it! The Argentine is now two shots clear of Jason Day.
    4/14/2013 8:13:33 PM
  • The story of the day so far...

    Angel Cabrera has extended his overnight lead to -9 and now has a two shot advantage over his nearest rival. 
    Jason Day has fought back from his poor finish yesterday with a birdie and an eagle inside the first nine holes and he is currently in second place on -7.
    Fellow Australians Adam Scott and Marc Leishman have had differing days, Scott is still in with a shout at -6 but Leishman has slipped slightly to -4.
    Brandt Snedeker is another in contention but he hasn't had the best morning and is -6 overall.
    Lee Westwood has been solid but missed several good chances for birdies which mean he looks unlikely to claim his first Major, he is -3 overall.
    Meanwhile Tiger Woods looks very unlikely to win having slipped to -2 today.
    4/14/2013 8:30:43 PM
  • Things not looking good for Bernhard Langer he had a hope at -5 on the fifth but he's now making his way down the leaderboard and has just put his ball in the water on the 12th. He's now -2 overall. 
    4/14/2013 8:36:13 PM
  • Meanwhile it's all change at the top, Jason Day bogeys the 9th hole to go -6 while Brandt Snedeker birdies the 8th to go -7, two shots off the lead.
    4/14/2013 8:38:35 PM
  • As the leading players enter the back nine and the BBC fire up their dramatic 'Second Nine' montage, who do you think will win this year's Masters? Take our poll here
    4/14/2013 8:41:32 PM
  • Tiger Woods reacts as he bogeys the 7th hole

    4/14/2013 8:43:52 PM
  • Angel Cabrera scores par on the 9th and moves into the second half of the fourth round with a two shot lead over the field. 

    Meanwhile Thorjborn Olesen is having a storming back nine, the Dane has birdied three in a row and is now four shots off the lead at -5 with three holes to play.   
    4/14/2013 8:53:07 PM

  • 21 birdies and an eagle this weekend so far for Olesen. That is class! Only 23 years old too #TheMasters Lee Holdsworth via Twitter at 9:53 PM
    Come On Olesen! Thomas Sherry via Twitter at 9:53 PM
    Olesen is putting in hell of a performance for debut louisepugh via Twitter at 9:53 PM

    4/14/2013 8:54:38 PM
  • Denmark's best export since Lego, Thorbjorn Olesen, acknowledges the crowd

    4/14/2013 8:58:30 PM
  • Fred Couples finishes his fourth round with a score of 71 to finish -1 overall. Were it not for his mini-meltdown yesterday the old timer could perhaps have been in with a chance of winning.
    4/14/2013 9:01:58 PM
  • Meanwhile everyone's new favourite Dane Thorbjorn Olesen comes within a whisker of four straight birdies but has to settle for par on the 16th. He stays on -5 but were it not for two bogeys earlier in the round he could have been in with a real chance of winning.
    4/14/2013 9:04:44 PM
  • Angel Cabrera bogeys the 10th hole to drop to -8 but instead of capitalising, Brandt Snedeker does the same and slips to -6. 
    However Marc Leishman is having a good few holes, the Australian adds a birdie on the 11th to the one he picked up on the 9th and he is now two shots off the lead at -6. 
    4/14/2013 9:09:04 PM
  • Brandt Snedeker bogeys two in a row at the 10th and 11th and looks to be slipping at a crucial time he is now -5. Angel Cabrera makes no such mistake however and sinks his putt for par to stay in the lead at -8. For about the thousandth time today the commentator describes a putt as a 'mere bagatelle'... 
    4/14/2013 9:23:14 PM
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