Masters 2012: Matt Kuchar & 15 Others Who Could Earn First Major Victory

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Masters 2012: Matt Kuchar & 15 Others Who Could Earn First Major Victory
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Part of what makes major golf tournaments fun is seeing whether someone can win their first major. For players such as Phil Mickelson, David Duval and a handful of others, that question wore on them. But it continued to drive interest for even the most casual of golf fans. 

As that generation of players is mostly behind us, it's time to turn over a new leaf and look to the new generation of players with great talent who have yet to win their first major tournament. Which ones will get over the hump sooner than later? And which, if any, will get over the hump this week at Augusta? 

The first player of note is Matt Kuchar. He may not be the most prominent young player in this category, but many would say he is the most likely of the group to capture this year's Masters Tournament. 

He is 18th in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Winter Park, Florida native and Georgia Tech graduate is now 33 years old. He has three PGA wins in his career and was once the low amateur in 1998 at Augusta. 

His biography and history are sound. In other words, it is time for the Yellow Jacket to bring some hometown expertise to the cusp and win it all. Could Kuchar make 2012 his tournament? 

Here are 15 other promising players looking for their first major victory who figure to stand in his way and make the task a more difficult one. 

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