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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 MATHIS

CLAIM TO FAME: Late-blooming (38) journeyman won twice on Nationwide tour.

WORLD RANK: 249th

WHO DAT? Former Campbell Camel in fourth season on PGA Tour. Has two top 10 finishes, both in New Orleans. Spent five years on Canadian tour. Short-game wizard led Nationwide in putting in 2008.

AT PLAYERS: Steady but only 13 birdies. Eagled 16th on Saturday.

FINISH: -5, 15th

JOHN HUH

CLAIM TO FAME: Q school grad won Mayakoba Classic; tied for second at Valero Texas Open.

WORLD RANK: 86th.

WHO DAT? Moved from Korea to Chicago when John was 12, then to Los Angeles, where he sharpened game. Bypassed Nationwide tour. Rookie of year candidate.

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