Will this weekend mark the end of Tiger Woods' nearly five-year-long major drought?
The 2013 Masters is set to get underway Thursday at the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, where 14-time major winner Tiger Woods will be the odds-on favorite to win his fifth green jacket. The current world No. 1, Woods has won his last two tournaments at Doral and Bay Hill, and boasts three wins on the PGA Tour since the start of 2013.
But while all eyes will be on the 37-year-old legend, they're sure to wander as other top contenders like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson look to break through at the year's first major.
Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know to catch all the action at this year's tournament.
Masters 2013 TV Schedule
|Thursday, April 11||First Round||3-7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Friday, April 12||Second Round||3-7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, April 13||Third Round||3-7 p.m.||CBS|
|Sunday, April 14||Fourth Round||2-7 p.m.||CBS|
Live Stream: Masters.com
Listen: Masters Radio
Contenders to Watch For
You can never count out Lefty at Augusta.
The three-time Masters champion has performed better than any other golfer at this tournament over the past decade, picking up all three of his victories since 2004.
Vegas Insider has Mickelson's odds to win in 2013 at 12-1, right behind Tiger. Mickelson isn't nearly as scorching-hot as Tiger coming into Thursday's first round, but he's been solid to start the year, recording two Top 10s and winning the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale back in February.
Lefty is currently ranked No. 9 in the world rankings and is fourth on the PGA money list through the first three months of the season.
After a strong finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio this past weekend, two-time major winner Rory McIlroy looks to be a serious threat at Augusta National.
McIlroy has recovered following a rough start to the year, highlighted by his bizarre withdrawal at the Honda Classic last month. He's still the No. 2 ranked golfer on the planet and ranks No. 27 on the PGA money list after sitting at No. 112 just a week ago.
Vegas Insider has the 23-year-old superstar's odds at 15-1, giving him the third-best odds to win a green jacket behind Woods and Mickelson.
McIlroy finished tied for 40th at the Masters a year ago. He's played this tournament four times in the past, with his best finish coming in 2011, when he finished tied for 15th.
Last year's Masters champion Bubba Watson will be one golfer worth watching this April. The 34-year-old is a 30-1 shot to win according to Vegas Insider, but clearly has momentum on his side having won here in 2012.
Watson placed 14th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in his last tournament, and he has two Top 10 finishes this year, including a top five at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January.
If Watson is able to overcome the added attention this weekend and some of his risks pay off like in 2012, then there's no reason the former Georgia Bulldog can't become the first repeat champion at Augusta since Tiger in 2002.
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