Masters 2012: Top 10 Dark Horse Winners in Augusta History

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Masters 2012: Top 10 Dark Horse Winners in Augusta History
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By definition, a dark horse is a little or unknown person that comes to fame and fruition in a competition.

What better competition than the Masters in golf to make a splash on the scene.

Augusta National is an iconic golf course, and this tournament is the most prestigious in the sport. With its exclusivity, only the greatest golfers in the world have been able to don the green jacket.

That does not mean, however, that surprises do not come our way.

Just like any golf tournament, players step up and surprise us all with their stellar play. When we believe the pressure and stress will cause unknowns to fade, some prove they can stand the heat and walk off victorious.

Here is a tribute to these chosen few, the dark horses who survived the gauntlet of the Masters and broke through to call themselves champions. 

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