"I don't think there would have been an Australian standing still," said Stuart Appleby, who has played in 14 Masters, with his best finish seventh in 2007.
After Scott's birdie putt on the 18th, there was still golf ahead. He waited in the scoring area with Leishman as Angel Cabrera played up the last hole. Sure enough, the Argentine who had won the Masters in 2009 knocked his approach to a few feet, and then made the putt to force a sudden-death playoff that would begin on the 18th hole.
Leishman returned to his Augusta rental house and watched the playoff on TV. There he saw the two players remain tied after the 18th, and then head to the 10th, where Scott hit his approach to 12 feet, and then holed the winning birdie putt.
Another celebration ensued, but not just the one in the Augusta National gloaming.
Leishman ran around the house, pumping his fists, screaming with joy at Scott's victory.
Too bad a photographer didn't capture that moment as well.