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5 Golfers Who Need to Flush Away Memories of 2012
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It had been nine long years since Jim Furyk won a major championship, but Sunday at the 2012 U.S. Open he was three holes away from a return to glory. With the lead and momentum in hand, Furyk crumbled.

He duck-hooked his drive on the 16th, bogeyed the hole and then surrendered his chances at the title with another bogey on the 18th.

Furyk may have nightmares about that tee shot on the 16th hole, but he's not the only one with demons.

Furyk's fumble was one of many bizarre, and at times heart-wrenching, moments of the 2012 season. But, as the old adage goes, "it's not whether you fall; it's whether you get back up." Many golfers took a tumble this year, and here are the five who desperately need to move past their failures as they aspire to success in 2013.

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