Has a First-Timer Ever Won the Masters?

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In this April 6, 2006, file photo, Fuzzy Zoeller encourages the crowd to be quiet on the second hole during first round play at the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
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Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Apr 08, 2023, 7:00 AM

Perhaps more than any other tournament, course history is vital to success at the Masters. But, a first-timer has won the event before.

The last time it occurred was 1979 and Fuzzy Zoeller.

Other Masters winners in their first appearance were Gene Sarazen (1935) and Horton Smith (1934).

Some first-timers in the 2023 Masters include Tom Kim, Kurt Kitayama, Taylor Moore, Adam Svensson and Sahith Theegala.

Going into the third round, amateur Sam Bennett is in the mix.

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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”