April 5 2012
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Hunter Mahan became the first two-time winner of the 2012 season on Sunday when he captured the title at the Shell Houston Open on Sunday.
Mahan, who tees off in Thursday's final group at 1:53 p.m. ET with Phil Mickelson and Peter Hanson, is bidding for his first major championship this week at the Masters. Since 1934, though, only 10 players have been able to successfully ride the momentum of a victory the week before to a win in one of golf's four crown jewels.
Five of those have come at Augusta National; most recently, Phil Mickelson, who won the 2006 BellSouth Classic prior to donning the Green Jacket for the second time. Here's the complete list.
|2007||Tiger Woods||World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship|
|2006||Phil Mickelson||BellSouth Classic, Masters|
|1988||Sandy Lyle||Greater Greensboro Open, Masters|
|1971||Lee Trevino||Canadian Open, British Open|
|1959||Art Wall||Azalea Open, Masters|
|1949||Sam Snead||Greater Greensboro Open, Masters|
|1946||Ben Hogan||Winnipeg Open, PGA Championship|
|1945||Byron Nelson||Chicago Victory Open, PGA Championship|
|1939||Ralph Guldahl||Greater Greensboro Open, Masters|
|1939||Henry Picard||Scranton Open, PGA Championship|