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Masters Predictions 2012: Top 10 Golfers Poised for First Green Jacket
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Augusta National is surely a course golfers wish to see every year. There is the fresh Georgia air, the luscious fairways and greens and those most famous azaleas.

Alas, many players don't have the opportunity to compete in the Masters every single year. There are less than 100 spots in the field, and unless a player is consistently top-notch, he will likely be sitting at home for some Masters tournaments.

But, there is a loophole. The Masters, unique from the other three major championships, gives a lifetime exemption to anyone who wins the event. That incentive is certainly one highly desired by any golfer (just ask Ernie Els).

So with that, here are the 10 golfers most poised to hop on that opportunity and guarantee a spot at Augusta for life. These players have yet to win a green jacket and would be overjoyed to take one home.

These 10 have the best chance to get that first Masters title and secure many more visits to the Augusta National Golf Club.

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