2009 Masters: A Playoff Victory for Cabrera

Recap and Scores for the 2009 Masters Tournament

Angel Cabrera of Argentina celebrates after defeating Kenny Perry on the second sudden death playoff hole to win the 2009 Masters
Angel Cabrera celebrates winning the 2009 Masters. Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Angel Cabrera defeated Chad Campbell and Kenny Perry in a sudden-death playoff to win his second major championship at the 2009 Masters golf tournament.

Quick Bits

  • Winner: Angel Cabrera, 276
  • Dates: April 9-12, 2009
  • Tournament number: This was the 73rd time The Masters Tournament was played.

How Cabrera Claimed His 2nd Major

Campbell led after the first round; Campbell and Perry shared the second-round lead; Cabrera and Perry shared the third-round lead; and Campbell, Perry and Cabrera finished 72 holes tied at 12-under 276.

Perry had a chance to win outright in regulation, but bogied the 71st and 72nd holes to drop back into the playoff. Campbell missed a par putt on the first extra hole and dropped out of the playoff. On the second playoff hole, Perry hit his approach left of the green and failed to get up-and-down, allowing Cabrera to capture the Green Jacket with a 2-putt par.

Cabrera had previously won the 2007 U.S. Open, and became the first Argentinian to win The Masters.

Phil Mickelson, playing the final round paired with Tiger Woods, put an early scare into the leaders, shooting a front-nine 30, but ran out of steam on the back nine and finished three strokes behind.

The 2009 Masters was the site of the first major championship appearances for young golf phenoms Ryo Ishikawa of Japan and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland. McIlroy finished tied for 20th, but Ishikawa missed the cut.

And this tournament was the final appearance in The Masters of three former champions, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and Fuzzy Zoeller.

It was the last of his record 52 tournament appearances for the 3-time champ Player; it was Floyd's 46th and final entry.

Final Scores at the 2009 Masters

Results from the 2009 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Angel Cabrera68-68-69-71-276$1,350,000
Chad Campbell65-70-72-69-276$660,000
Kenny Perry68-67-70-71-276$660,000
Shingo Katayama67-73-70-68-278$360,000
Phil Mickelson73-68-71-67-279$300,000
John Merrick68-74-72-66-280$242,813
Steve Flesch71-74-68-67-280$242,813
Tiger Woods70-72-70-68-280$242,813
Steve Stricker72-69-68-71-280$242,813
Hunter Mahan66-75-71-69-281$187,500
Sean O'Hair68-76-68-69-281$187,500
Jim Furyk66-74-68-73-281$187,500
Camilo Villegas73-69-71-69-282$150,000
Tim Clark68-71-72-71-282$150,000
Geoff Ogilvy71-70-73-69-283$131,250
Todd Hamilton68-70-72-73-283$131,250
Graeme McDowell69-73-73-69-284$116,250
Aaron Baddeley68-74-73-69-284$116,250
Nick Watney70-71-71-73-285$105,000
Paul Casey72-72-73-69-286$71,400
Ryuji Imada73-72-72-69-286$71,400
Trevor Immelman71-74-72-69-286$71,400
Rory McIlroy72-73-71-70-286$71,400
Sandy Lyle72-70-73-71-286$71,400
Justin Rose74-70-71-71-286$71,400
Anthony Kim75-65-72-74-286$71,400
Stephen Ames73-68-71-74-286$71,400
Ian Poulter71-73-68-74-286$71,400
Rory Sabbatini73-67-70-76-286$71,400
Ross Fisher69-76-73-69-287$46,575
Stuart Appleby72-73-71-71-287$46,575
Larry Mize67-76-72-72-287$46,575
Vijay Singh71-70-72-74-287$46,575
Dustin Johnson72-70-72-73-287$46,575
Ben Curtis73-71-74-70-288$38,625
Ken Duke71-72-73-72-288$38,625
Padraig Harrington69-73-73-73-288$38,625
Robert Allenby73-72-72-72-289$33,000
Henrik Stenson71-70-75-73-289$33,000
Luke Donald73-71-72-73-289$33,000
Sergio Garcia73-67-75-74-289$33,000
Bubba Watson72-72-73-73-290$29,250
Lee Westwood70-72-70-79-291$27,250
Dudley Hart72-72-73-76-293$27,250
D.J. Trahan72-73-72-76-293$27,250
Kevin Sutherland69-76-77-72-294$21,850
Mike Weir68-75-79-72-294$21,850
Miguel Angel Jimenez70-73-78-73-294$21,850
Rocco Mediate73-70-78-77-298$19,200
Andres Romero69-75-77-77-298$19,200

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