2007 Masters Rookies

1 of 18 Darren Carroll
Bloomin' Rookies To introduce you to the 18 players making their first appearence at the Masters, we photographed each of them with a flower that is a namesake of a hole at Augusta National Golf Club. Jeev Milkha Singh AGE: 35 LIVES: Chandigarh, India the European tour (1998). FLOWER: Tea Olive (1st hole) TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Singh, a two-time winner last year on the European tour, is the first Indian to play in the Masters and the first to qualify for the European tour (1998).
2 of 18 Darren Carroll
Johan Edfors AGE: 31 LIVES: Dubai, United Arab Emirates TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 50 World Ranking FLOWER: Nandina (17th Hole) Edfors is likely to become the first player at the Masters to wear a railroad-engineer's cap, his fashion signature. He won three times on the European tour in 2006.
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John Kelly AGE: 22 LIVES: St. Louis TICKET TO AUGUSTA: U.S. Amateur runner-up FLOWER: Redbud (16th Hole) A senior at Missouri and the 2006 Missouri Stroke Play champion, Kelly can carry the ball 300 yards off the tee. A marketing major, he is a Big 12 All-Academic selection.
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David Womack AGE: 27 LIVES: McDonough, Ga. TICKET TO AUGUSTA: U.S. Mid-Amateur champion FLOWER: Redbud (16th Hole) After playing for Georgia State, Womack tried the mini-tours for a couple of years before becoming an insurance agent. He regained his amateur status in 2003.
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Casey Watabu AGE: 23 LIVES: Kapaa, Hawaii TICKET TO AUGUSTA: U.S. Public Links champion FLOWER: Redbud (16th Hole) Watabu, who graduated from Nevada with a degree in biology last fall, beat U.S. Walker Cupper Anthony Kim 4 and 3 in the Publinks final.
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Robert Karlsson AGE: 38 LIVES: Monaco TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 50 World Ranking FLOWER: Golden Bell (12th Hole) In the winter Karlsson lives in Vouellerin, on Sweden's northern tip, where there is no sunlight. He's often seen on the range with Annchristene Lundstrom, his life coach.
7 of 18 Darrenn Carroll
Troy Matteson AGE: 27 LIVES: Alpharetta, Ga. TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list FLOWER: White Dogwood (11th Hole) Matteson closed the '06 season with five consecutive top 10s, including a win at the Frys.com Open. He has a degree in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.
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Camilo Villegas AGE: 25 LIVES: Gainesville, Fla. TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list FLOWER: Camellia (10th Hole) A Colombian heartthrob with a ton of game, Villegas had four top 10s as a rookie in 2006, wowing galleries with his acrobatic Spiderman method of reading putts.
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Yong-Eun Yang AGE: 35 LIVES: Seoul TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 50 World Ranking FLOWER: Carolina Cherry (9th Hole) If it comes down to Yang and Tiger Woods at Augusta, Yang can draw on November's HSBC Championship in Shanghai, where he held off Tiger for a two-shot win.
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Julien Guerrier AGE: 21 LIVES: La Rochelle, France TICKET TO AUGUSTA: British Amateur champion FLOWER: Redbud (16th Hole) His nation's No. 1 amateur, Guerrier is only the second Frenchman to win the British Am. At the British Open at Hoylake, Guerrier missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 75.
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Richie Ramsay AGE: 23 LIVES: Aberdeen, Scotland TICKET TO AUGUSTA: U.S. Amateur champion Flower: Redbud (16th Hole) A 4-and-2 winner over John Kelly at Hazeltine, Ramsay became the first Scot in 108 years to win the Amateur. Ramsay has worked as a caddie at Royal Aberdeen.
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Hideto Tanihara AGE: 28 LIVES: Hiroshima TICKET TO AUGUSTA: International Invitation FLOWER: Juniper (6th Hole) Tanihara's fifth at the 2006 British Open was the best finish ever in a major by a Japanese player. He won twice on the Japanese tour last year.
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Brett Quigley AGE: 37 LIVES: Jupiter, Fla. TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list FLOWER: Magnolia (5th Hole) Quigley attended Masters practice rounds while a student at South Carolina. He had 10 top 10s in '06 and is the Tour's alltime money winner ($7.5 million) without a victory.
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Brett Wetterich AGE: 33 LIVES: Jupiter, Fla. TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list; Top 50 World Ranking Flower: Flowering Crab Apple (4th Hole) Fourth in driving distance in '06 (307.8-yard average), he has the length to tame the 7,445-yard Augusta National.
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J.J. Henry AGE: 32 LIVES: Fort Worth, Texas TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list FLOWER: Flowering Peach (3rd Hole) In 2006 the former TCU standout won for the first time, at the Buick Open in his home state, Connecticut. He also finished 29th in earnings and played in his first Ryder Cup.
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Kenneth Ferrie AGE: 28 LIVES: Ashington, England TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Sixth in 2006 U.S. Open FLOWER: Azaleas (13th Hole) In only his fourth major and first U.S. Open, the temperamental Englishman with the Superman belt shared the 54-hole lead at Winged Foot but stumbled with a closing 76.
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Dean Wilson AGE: 37 LIVES: Las Vegas TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 40 U.S. money list FLOWER: Pink Dogwood (2nd Hole) A native of Hawaii who played with 2003 Masters champ Mike Weir at BYU and won six times on the Japanese tour, Wilson took his first Tour title at the '06 International.
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Bradley Dredge AGE: 33 LIVES: Cardiff, Wales TICKET TO AUGUSTA: Top 50 World Ranking Flower: Holly (18th Hole) The reigning European Masters champion earned the last spot in the Masters by wedging into the top 50 at the end of 2006 by .01 of a point over Justin Rose.