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October 14 2013

12:08 PM

Las Vegas produces first-time winners

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Tiger Woods burst into the winner's circle in Las Vegas in 1996.

MORE: Gallery of first-time winners in Las Vegas

In 1996, Tiger Woods claimed his first PGA TOUR win at the Las Vegas Invitational. Although the tournament name has changed a few times since then, the trend of first-time winners continues to be one of the dominant story lines in the Nevada desert.

In the last 20 years, the now-Shriners Hospitals for Children Open has produced 10 first-time winners. Not only is Woods on that list, so is Jim Furyk, who broke through in 1995 at Las Vegas Country Club. The next year, Woods won at TPC Summerlin, which continues as the host course this week.

Check out this week's field list. Which players do you think have the best chance of winning for the first time on TOUR this week?

FIRST-TIME TOUR WINNERS IN LAS VEGAS SINCE 1993

Year Player Current # of TOUR wins
1995 Jim Furyk 16
1996 Tiger Woods 79
2002 Phil Tataurangi 1
2004 Andre Stolz 1
2005 Wes Short Jr. 1
2006 Troy Matteson 2
2007 George McNeill 2
2008 Marc Turnesa 1
2009 Martin Laird 3
2011 Kevin Na 1
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