At the 2013 Masters Tournament, six amateurs will battle to make the cut and finish as low amateur.
If that happens, the low amateur (having made the cut) will be awarded the Silver Cup in Butler Cabin following final-round play. Last year, Patrick Cantlay took home the top amateur prize.
The amateurs competing in the Masters this year are Alan Dunbar, Steven Fox, Tianlang Guan, Nathan Smith, T.J. Vogel and Michael Weaver. While each man has earned his invite to Augusta National, I feel Dunbar, Fox and Guan are the three golfers with the best chances of playing on the weekend.
Thirty-four-year-old Smith has played in two previous Masters, having never made the cut or shooting better than 74. Florida Gator golfer Vogel and Cal Bear golfer Weaver have never even played in a professional event.
While Dunbar, Fox and Guan haven't set the world on fire alongside professionals, they're very young golfers armed with recent professional experience.
Based upon a combination of youthful innocence and recent professional experience, let's look at how each of the three golfers ranks in terms of chasing the Silver Cup in 2013.