One of the toughest things to do during a golfer’s rookie season on the PGA Tour is be successful. Yet in 2012, four rookies won, and one golfer was able to play himself into the TOUR Championship.
There are no big phenom names in the 65 players who played for the first time on tour, but some will become household names as they break through and win either a World Golf Championship event or a major.
Last year, we saw Keegan Bradley win the first-ever major he played in at the PGA Championship.
While none of these guys broke through on that kind of level, the level of talent emerging on tour will keep getting stronger and stronger.
Here are five players who broke through their rookie years and will go into their 2013 season as forces to be reckoned with.
*Statistics via PGATour.com