In the 82 times the Masters Tournament has been contested since 1934, only three golfers have won the coveted green jacket as a first-time participant.
Obvious 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 2019 Masters Tournament.
|Player||World Ranking (as of 3/31)||How they qualified|
|Matt Wallace||36||Finished 2018 in top 50 of OWGR|
|Lucas Bjerregaard||43||Finished 2018 in top 50 of OWGR|
|Eddie Pepperrell||40||Finished 2018 in top 50 of OWGR|
|Keith Mitchell||59||Won 2019 The Honda Classic|
|Aaron Wise||66||Won 2018 AT&T Bryon Nelson|
|Kevin Tway||97||Won 2018 Safeway Open|
|Adam Long||108||Won 2019 Desert Classic|
|Andrew Landry||121||Won 2018 Valero Texas Open|
|Michael Kim||326||Won 2018 John Deere Classic|
|Viktor Hovland||Amateur||2018 U.S. Amateur Champion|
|Devon Bling||Amateur||2018 U.S. Amateur Runner-up|
|Jovan Rebula||Amateur||2018 British Amateur Champion|
|Takumi Kanaya||Amateur||2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion|
|Alvaro Ortiz||Amateur||2018 Latin America Amateur Champion|
|Kevin O'Connell||Amateur||2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion|
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