The superbly manicured Augusta National is getting a final touch up in preparation for this year's competition. The famous azaleas are in bloom, and 94 of the world's best golfers have played their practice rounds at Mr. MacKenzie's Georgia masterpiece.
Contrary to many reports, it won't rain at Augusta this year. The golf gods have spilled enough of the wet stuff on tour players so far in 2013 to last the next three years, and Bobby Jones has surely brought this to their attention in the golfing afterlife. They'll take pity on the Masters participants and patrons this week.
Amen Corner and the rest of the course, however, will not be so kind to a number of club-swinging souls during this year's tournament, including a 14-year-old.
Will Tiger Woods, in the midst of a resurgent 2013 and the favorite entering the tournament, end his drought in major championships? What will Rory McIlroy, who climbed to the top of the world golf ranking only to walk off a golf course a little over a month ago, do this week?
Read on for answers to these questions and more last-minute Masters predictions!