The Masters: The 10 Least Deserving Winners in Tournament History

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The Masters: The 10 Least Deserving Winners in Tournament History
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Few tournaments bring surprising, and sometimes underserving results, like The Masters.

The much-clichéd line about our national golf championship is that you don’t win the U.S. Open, it wins you. In other words, getting close and then letting someone else suffer the mistakes—or as Johnny Miller would say, “choke"—has been the successful formula for many first-time major winners.

Unlike the grind-it-out U.S. Open, The Masters is a tournament built for drama. Thanks to the reachable par-5s on the back nine, the treachery of the water-guarded par-3s and the exasperating, long final two par-4s, Augusta National has turned many a champion into an also-ran.

At the same time, some unsuspecting, perhaps even undeserving, golfers unexpectedly found themselves dressed in green come the end of the final round.

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