Even under the worst of circumstances, the Masters would be one of the most highly anticipated events of the golf year.
These are not the worst of circumstances. Quite the opposite.
Golf is going to command the sporting world this week with Tiger Woods at the top of his game, Rory McIlroy looking for his first Masters championship, excitable Keegan Bradley trying to mount a surge and Phil Mickelson looking for yet another major championship.
Woods is the headliner, having won three tournaments already this season and reclaiming the title of the top-ranked golfer in the world.
With the dogwood and azaleas in bloom at Augusta, we rank the 20 golfers with the best chance to win the Masters. Some are surging, while others have had some recent difficulty, but these are the 20 golfers who should write the script for the golf's first major championship of the year.