Masters 2018: Here are the rookies in this year's field

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Masters 2018: Here are the rookies in this year's field

In the 81 times the Masters Tournament has been contested since 1934, only three golfers have won the coveted green jacket as a first-time participant.

Obviously honors go to Horton Smith, who won the very first Masters in 1934. 

In 1935, Gene Sarazen hit the "shot heard around the world" during his first Masters Tournament and won the last of his seven majors.

Then 44 years later, Fuzzy Zoeller took his first stroll down Magnolia Lane and outlasted Tom Watson and Ed Sneed in a playoff to win the 1979 Masters Tournament.

Jordan Spieth came close to breaking the rookie drought in 2014 when he finished second to Bubba Watson on his first attempt, but the streak stands at 38 years since a rookie has won.

Here are the rookies that will have the chance to break the streak this year at the 2018 Masters Tournament. 

Player World Ranking (as of 3/25) How they qualified
Xander Schauffele 26 Won 2017 Greenbriar and Tour Championship
Tony Finau 34 2017 Tour Championship qualifier and Top 50 in World Ranking
Haotong Li 41 Top 4 finish at 2017 Open Championship
Satoshi Kodaira 46 Top 50 in OWGR by March 25
Dylan Frittelli 47 Top 50 in OWGR by March 25
Patton Kizzire 53 Won 2017 OHL Class at Mayakoba and 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii
Yusaku Miyazato 57 Top 50 in OWGR at end of 2017
Shubhankar Sharma 68 Special exemption
Wesley Bryan 89 Won 2017 RBC Heritage
Austin Cook 108 Won 2017 RSM Classic
Doc Redman Amateur 2017 U.S. Amateur Champion
Doug Ghim Amateur 2017 U.S. Amateur Runner-up
Harry Ellis Amateur 2017 British Amateur Champion
Lin Yuxin Amateur 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion
Matt Parziale Amateur 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion