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SECOND CHANCES

April 28, 2008
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SECOND CHANCES

Masters champion Trevor Immelman is the 14th first-time winner of a major since 2000. During that span only three players have won two or more: Tiger Woods (seven), Phil Mickelson (three) and Retief Goosen (two). Who will be the next multiple major winner? Here are the candidates and their odds of success.

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PlayerMajor WonOddsSkinny
David Duval2001 British150 to 1He's made only 15 cuts in regular Tour events since '06
David Toms2001 PGA95 to 1Short hitter with injury issues. Hasn't done much lately
Rich Beem2002 PGA100 to 1Streaky putter could get hot at any time, but no signs he will
Mike Weir2003 Masters30 to 1Augusta is now a wedge player's course—his specialty
Jim Furyk2003 U.S.15 to 1Not long but straight, so he's always a threat at the U.S. Open/PGA
Ben Curtis2003 British70 to 1Has quietly won two Tour events since triumph at St. George's
Shaun Micheel2003 PGA250 to 1Hope he still has great memories of winning the first one
Todd Hamilton2004 British250 to 1See Micheel, above
Michael Campbell2005 U.S.100 to 1Plays great, then disappears for a while. He's due back
Geoff Ogilvy2006 U.S.7 to 1The entire package. Look for him to get number 2 soon.
Zach Johnson2007 Masters20 to 1Like Furyk, has the type of game that wins U.S. Opens
Ángel Cabrera2007 U.S.20 to 1Strong and fearless, but streaky on the greens
Padraig Harrington2007 British18 to 1Good all-around player and tireless worker
Trevor Immelman2008 Masters12 to 1Beautiful ball striker is coming into his own. Hinges on putter