It was a life-changing moment for Adam Scott when he sunk a birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win the 77th Masters Tournament at Augusta National on Sunday.

The Aussie bested Argentine golfer and 2009 champion Angel Cabrera in a rainy showdown for the green jacket.

Four-time Masters winner Tiger Woods was the pre-tourney favourite, having won three events this season, but the world No. 1 finished tied for fourth.

The gallery above captured all the action, emotion and backdrop of golf's first major of the season.