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.
An Augusta rookie, Reed has racked up three wins in the last seven months including the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Doral. His trip down Magnolia Lane will be to compete in his first major championship – a daunting experience for any player. But Reed has some serious game and he's ready to tell the world about it. After his win at Doral, he declared himself "one of the top five players in the world," despite a current ranking of 23. Confidence is crucial in golf, but hubris rubs fellow competitors the wrong way. If Reed brings his best to Augusta, it will be a sight to behold. If he implodes, competitors are unlikely to be sympathetic.
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