On this Day: April 14

Greg Norman and Adam Scott star in our feature on remarkable sporting events that created history on April 13th.

Greg Norman capitulates at Augusta

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Greg Norman arrived at the 1996 Masters on the back on seven top-five finishes at the event.

But the Australian seem determined to end his 15-year duck at Augusta and started off superbly with a course record nine-under 63.

Norman followed that up with rounds of 69 and 71, giving him a six-shot lead over Nick Faldo heading into the final day.

But it wasn’t to be for Norman as three bogeys in a row and twice finding the water on the back nine saw him collapse to a six-over 78, which handed Faldo a comfortable win.

Scott makes history at Masters

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Adam Scott won the 2013 Masters in fine style, becoming the first Australian to win at Augusta and making amends for Norman’s mishap in 1996.

Scott played consistent golf in the opening rounds, with scores of 69, 72 and 69 leaving him six under for the event, one shot behind leaders Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera.

A final round of 69 would see Scott tie with Cabrera and they both headed down the 18th once more for a playoff. The pair both carded pars and went over to the tenth. After Cabrera missed a lengthy birdie chance, Scott drained his 15 footer for his first major win.

Sporting Birthdays

1870: Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer
1902: Sylvio Mantha, Canadian ice hockey player
1923: Roberto DeVicenzo, Argentine golfer
1931: Paul Masnick, Canadian ice hockey player
1936: Robert Herman Nichols, American golfer

 

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