Which rookie has best shot at a win?

Maguire: That no one has a clue (even more than usual) who will win the Masters. With so many of the top players in the world either out with injury (see Woods, Tiger) or having physical issues in the recent past (too many to list), it's truly anyone's game at Augusta National. That's what makes the Masters, this year more than usual, so exciting/unpredictable.

3. Give us a top 10 player in the world you think has the best shot at winning the Masters and one you think will be slamming the trunk come Friday night.

Collins: With this question, I "plead the 25th" because my top 25 rankings will be coming out Wednesday morning and there will be enough surprises there.

Evans: Sergio Garcia has been in the shadow of Tiger Woods since he stepped onto the international stage during the 1999 PGA Championship. With his long-time nemesis, Tiger, out of the spotlight this week, the Spaniard has a chance to finally win his first major championship. His third-place finish in Houston is a good indication of his readiness for the Masters.

And although Jason Day says that his injured thumb feels great, putting it under competition condition after a month-long break could make the cut a difficult challenge.

Harig: Zach Johnson is the only player who has won this year while ranked in the top 10 and he has been playing nicely all season. He also has the experience of having won the Masters. As for someone who could be leaving on Friday, Jason Day is getting a lot of hype but hasn't played since his Match Play victory six weeks ago. He is back from a thumb injury, but you wonder about his ability to turn it on again after a lengthy absence.

Maguire: Although many pundits like Dustin Johnson's chance this week at the Masters, keep your eye on the slightly shorter hitting Zach Johnson. Of course he's a former Masters champion, so he knows his way around the azaleas, but Zach hasn't missed a cut in 10 starts this season that includes four top-10s and a victory.

If forced to choose an MC, Henrik Stenson is the pick. The Swede has never finished inside the top 15 at Augusta National in eight career starts and although he hasn't played badly this year, he hasn't lit the world on fire, either. The thought here is that Stenson is still trying to recover from a whirlwind tour at the end of 2013 where he became the first person to win the FedEx Cup and Race To Dubai in the same season.

4. What's your favorite part of the Masters?

Collins: I love being under the "Big Oak Tree" talking with members and past champions about the history of the course. It never gets old and there is always a story that makes the hair on your neck stand up. Watching first-timers trying to gag down a pimento cheese sandwich is a close second.

Evans: Sunday morning at the Masters is very special. There is a real sense of anticipation for drama to come that afternoon. Player and patrons on the course feel it. Folks are talking about Amen Corner coming out of church. This waiting period is the most sacred time all year in golf.

Harig: Augusta National is one of those rare places that exceeds the hype. There is no letdown when entering the gates and it never seems to get old.

Maguire: That's like saying which kid is your favorite, but it's how everything is just different at Augusta National. No one other than players is allowed inside the ropes. A smaller field gives it a cozier feel. No split tees. No pro-am. You name it, and the Masters does it right. When a guy wins a tournament in late March, you expect them to say how excited they are having clinched a spot at Augusta. It's when they do it in July that says how truly special the tournament is.

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