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Angel Cabrera gets a bounce

This year's Masters was for all of us who have never missed that foot-wide tree trunk 20 yards in front of us. Angel Cabrera appeared ready to bow out of the three-way playoff on the first playoff hole when he dropped his tee shot into the pine straw on the right side of the fairway on 18. He gambled on bending a shot through the trees, but hit one of them squarely -- knocking another hole in the "90 percent air" theory of off-the-fairway play.

The golf gods were with him, however, and the ball caromed off the tree right to the middle of the fairway. He made a nice third shot and a six-foot putt to stay alive, then won the 20th hole when Perry's second shot missed the green badly to the left.

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What a tournament. Tiger and Phil made a big rush at the end, but also faded at the end. Perry was bidding to become the oldest player ever to win a major, so he was the sentimental favorite, but he also faltered at the end when the Masters was his to win.

Great drama. Great finish. Where's my three-wood?

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