Augusta won't be quite as good without Tiger Woods this year, but it's the Masters so expect fireworks nonetheless.
Rookie with the best shot: Billy Horschell
Patrick Reed might have three wins in the last calendar year, but does he have octopus pants? No. Billy Hoschell has got some swagger to go along with his octopus pants and the long bomber isn't afraid of the spotlight. He's got a win under his belt, and he contended in last years US Open. He needs to be better around and on the green, so don't expect a win, but don't be surprised if you see his name hangin' around the top of the leader board heading into the weekend.
Dark Horse: Angel (El pato) Cabrera
You can never count out the duck, even at the age of 54. This guy lives for the majors and he came rather close last year as he fell in a playoff to Adam Scott. I've got no good reason, other then the fact that he's just got this ability to show up in the big ones.
Majorless golfer who could have break through: SERGO!!!!!!
Dammit Sergio, get this one done. Because Tiger isn't here, I want Sergio to snag himself a major. He's 34 and his confidence is back up after last season and a Tigerless field might also benefit his confidence even more because it just seems like seeing Tiger Woods on the same course intimidates him. So come on Serg, Waddu say??
Who Puts on the green jacket?
Sergio Garcia, it is his time and he knows this. He's focused, he knows what to expect, and once again there is no Tiger. It also feels like there is no pressure on him to win because he has been somewhat forgotten. The golf world would benefit from Sergio Garcia victory at Augusta this weekend.