Which golfers are the dark horses to win The Masters?
The greatest golf spectacle the world has to offer is upcoming and sports fans everywhere are rejoicing. It’s the first of four PGA Tour major golf tournaments on the season and the greatest of them all, the Masters. Every year, the Masters is played at the most famous golf course in the United States and one of the most well-known in the world, Augusta National in Augusta, GA.
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Designed by Bobby Jones and opening in 1933, Augusta National Golf Club has been known for it’s breathtaking course design and signature nicknames like “Amen Corner” for the beautiful 11, 12 and 13 holes and “Magnolia Lane” for the beautiful driveway leading to the clubhouse with overhanging magnolia trees.
Augusta National holds so much history, hosting the Masters since 1933. Horton Smith was the first winner followed by Gene Sarazen and great names throughout the years like Gary Player (the first non-American born golfer to win), Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Nick Faldo, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and many more.
But the names you usually don’t hear when referring to Masters champions are names like Trevor Immelman, Sandy Lyle, Tommy Aaron, Mike Weir and more. That’s because these names were dark horse winners when they won the Masters.
Charl Schwartzel is another dark horse winner that comes to mind in recent years as well as Angel Cabrera who both put themselves in the Masters champions locker room against all odds.
Now, we must analyze what under the radar golfers have good chances of winning the 2015 Masters at Augusta National. With that, here are 10 dark horse golfers that could win the Green Jacket this year.
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