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January 1 2013

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2013 Preview: Who will bounce back?

Jim Furyk is winless on the PGA TOUR since his three-win 2010 campaign. (Dunn/Getty Images)

2013 PGA TOUR preview: Who will secure their first win in 2013?

Which veteran who went winless in 2012 will bounce back with a win in 2013? (By the way, this could also include guys who were injured last year. We're looking at you, Anthony Kim)

This is an easy one. No one who swings as well as Charl Schwartzel should go winless in a full year. A healthy Schwartzel will win at least twice. -- Ryan Smithson, Producer

Jim Furyk was tremendously unlucky not to win in 2012. Granted, he gave bad luck the opportunity to happen by hitting some quick hooks, but he posted eight top-10s finishes was third on TOUR in scoring average.  Furyk is a mentally disciplined athlete who will win in 2013. -- Fred Albers, PGA TOUR Insider

Fully recovered from a wrist injury that ended his 2011 season early, Tim Clark is a surgeon on venues like Sedgefield and TPC River Highlands -- places were distance is less of a premium. And remember, he had three top 10s last season. -- Brian Wacker, Producer

Jim Furyk. You can only pound on a door so many times before breaking through. Furyk, whose last win came at the 2010 TOUR Championship, had so many heartbreaks in ’12 but he kept coming back for more. He’ll get at least one victory in 2013. -- Bill Cooney, Producer

Lee Westwood. The former world No. 1, who's last PGA TOUR win came in 2010, has made a full-time commitment to the PGA TOUR, even moving to Florida during the offseason. "It’s fair to say I’ve grown to love playing in America," he told the British media. -- Mike McAllister, Managing Editor

Adam Scott extended his streak to 12 consecutive years with a win, but it occurred at the Aussie Masters. Since joining the PGA TOUR in 2003, he hasn’t gone consecutive seasons without a victory. -- Rob Bolton, Fantasy Insider

There's no doubt Jim Furyk is on the top of this list. He met bad luck and heartbreak last season, but his competitive drive won't let it last. He'll pick up another W early in the year. -- Anne Szeker, Producer

Robert Garrigus did everything but take home a trophy in 2012. He had four runner-up finishes in official PGA TOUR events -- including bookends in his first and last start -- as well as another in the CIMB Classic. With that kind of momentum, 2013 could be a great year. -- Helen Ross, Chief of Correspondents

Graeme McDowell is just too good a ballstriker to have a third consecutive winless season on TOUR. He almost added another U.S. Open trophy last year; wouldn't be a surprise to see another major come his way. -- John Schwarb, Producer

Coming Wednesday: Which Web.com or q-school graduate will have the best season in 2013? Join the discussion in the TOUR Report.

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