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Rookie Report
Gary Van Sickle
May 21, 2012
Eight of the 16 pros making their first start in the Players made the cut. Here, listed in order of finish, are their background checks and experiences at Sawgrass.
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May 21, 2012

Rookie Report

Eight of the 16 pros making their first start in the Players made the cut. Here, listed in order of finish, are their background checks and experiences at Sawgrass.

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DAVID HEARN

CLAIM TO FAME: Holed 40-footer for birdie on final hole of 2004 Q school to get Tour card.

WORLD RANK: 235th.

WHO DAT? Ontario native and Nationwide regular. Won Four Nations Cup with Jon Mills, '04 Alberta Classic. Psychology degree from Wyoming in '08.

AT PLAYERS: Birdied island-green 17th on first try. Seven bogeys in third round.

FINISH: +7, 68th

GRAHAM DELAET

CLAIM TO FAME: First-round leader at Sony Open in Hawaii with 63.

WORLD RANK: 276th

WHO DAT? Born in Saskatchewan, missed most of 2011 with back injury. Playing on major medical exemption. Needs to win another $142,925 in 13 events to keep exempt status. Big hitter averaged 305.3 yards off tee in '11.

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