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Curse of the Players
DAMON HACK
May 17, 2010
Sergio García, winless since taking the 2008 Players, is one of many Tour pros who have gone into a funk after a victory at Sawgrass. Here's a sampling | D.S.
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May 17, 2010

Curse Of The Players

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Sergio García, winless since taking the 2008 Players, is one of many Tour pros who have gone into a funk after a victory at Sawgrass. Here's a sampling | D.S.

1977

MARK HAYES

Known for his bucket hat, Hayes beat Mike McCullough by two shots in a career-defining, and final, Tour victory. He's played 94 Champions tour events but never won.

1982

JERRY PATE

Plagued by shoulder problems, Pate won seven times before the Players, and not once after. The 1976 U.S. Open champion has won twice as a senior, the 2006 Outback Steakhouse and the '08 Turtle Bay.

1985

CALVIN PEETE

A year after this 12-time Tour winner's most prestigious win, Peete was sidelined for six months by a back injury. After two more victories in 1986, he never won again and was off the Tour by 1990.

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