Tiger may be out, but the showdown at Augusta National will still offer some of the best drama in all of sports. The odds are in Rory McIlroy's favor, but anything can happen in Georgia – and frequently does. Here are the 10 players to watch if you're looking for excitement. Whether or not they end up sliding into the green jacket, these guys will definitely put on a show.
The reigning Masters champ has some unused hangers in his closet and is looking for another jacket. But winning back-to-back at Augusta is a rare feat. Only Jack Nicklaus (1965-66), Nick Faldo (1989-90), and Tiger Woods (2001-02) have won two consecutive Masters. That's elite company. The second ranked golfer on tour had a great 2013 and his 2014 season is off to a solid start. He has three top tens in five PGA tour starts and has made the cut in each. Scott blew a lead in the final stretch at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a shot at seizing the number one spot from Tiger Woods, but he's in fine form.
No Australian had won at Augusta before Scott bested Angel Cabrera in a rain-soaked playoff last year. If he pulls off an unlikely repeat he will climb to number one, but he won't be the first Aussie to sit at the top of that leader board (see: The Shark).
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