The 5 Golfers Poised to Make a Career Leap in 2013

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The 5 Golfers Poised to Make a Career Leap in 2013
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Among the thousands of pros who tee’d it up this season, there were five golfers who showed talent and resolve that portends success in 2013.

Golf is such a fickle sport. One week you may have an unshakable rhythm, making birdies effortlessly, and the next week you’re lucky to be saving pars and bogeys as you grind through 18 grueling holes.

What distinguishes this group is not necessarily their consistency, mechanics or any one aspect of their game. But rather, the glimpse they gave us of greatness. 

The young and stylish Rickie Fowler pulled out all the stops at the Wells Fargo Championship and captured his first PGA Tour victory at the ripe age of 23. The stoic southerner Jason Dufner rode his momentum from 2011 into 2012 with two wins and eight top-10 finishes, becoming a contender every time he tee’d it up. Adam Scott not only won abroad in 2012 but also flirted with major championship success twice.

News headlines would have you believe Rory McIlroy’s season of four victories and Tiger Woods’ resurgence into golf’s elite were the most noteworthy stories of the year. Sure, these two Goliaths of golf definitely warranted the acclaim they received this season, but ahead are the Davids you need to have on your radar in 2013.

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