A win has privileges, like Masters invite

Updated: March 1, 2011, 8:43 AM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

He was all of 12 years old, an aspiring junior golfer in Venezuela playing on a nine-hole course built for oil-camp employees, when he watched Tiger Woods win the 1997 Masters by a record 12 strokes.

That victory inspired a lot of young players, including Jhonattan Vegas, who could not speak English at the time but understood he saw something special.

It was the first Masters Vegas, now 26, ever watched.

Now he's headed to Augusta National for the ...

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