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PGA Tour Predictions: 5 Elite Golfers Who Will Struggle in 2013
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That an elite golfer can struggle in a given season is a testament to how many things need to go right to win a golf tournament.  And that is under the best of circumstances.

Those players who tend to struggle are typically playing under less-than-ideal circumstances.  Swing changes, equipment changes, personal issues and the mental scars the game inflicts are but a few factors that can throw off a player’s game.

This year’s likely suspects happen to be players whose 2012 seasons proved a confluence of highs, lows and a ruling that will fundamentally alter how certain players hit 40 percent of their shots.

Here are the five elite golfers who will struggle in 2013.

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