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Not since 1979 has a Masters debutant left Augusta National wearing the coveted Green Jacket.

Fuzzy Zoeller bested Tom Watson and Ed Sneed to take the spoils in the opening men’s major of the season, becoming just the third player to win The Masters on their first appearance in the event.

That’s something this year’s band of rookies will look to emulate. Over the next few pages, we profile those with the best shot of doing so.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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