Adam Scott was the only golfer to walk away from Augusta with the ultimate prize of the green jacket, however, several golfers should be walking away feeling good about themselves.
For these guys, their solid showing at Augusta is a sign of things to come. Not too mention a solid payday is putting a hefty amount of cash in their pocket.
So check out the payouts and the leaderboard, and then we'll discuss those who will use this as a launching pad to a big 2013.
Payout via Augusta.com.
|T6||Brandt Snedeker ||-4||$278,000|
After entering the final round of the Masters with a share of the lead, Brandt Snedeker fired a 75 to finish in sixth place.
Brandt Snedeker suffered undoubtedly leaves Augusta with a broken heart after he entered the final round with a share of the lead and fired a 75 on Sunday to finish in sixth place.
While this still resulted in a $278,000 payday, Snedeker isn't likely to take any solace in that fact.
However, there is a lot for Sned to feel good about here. This was just his third tournament since returning from a rib injury, and he had missed the cut in his previous two events. The fact he got his game dramatically turned around so quickly, speaks volumes for his chances moving forward.
Snedeker has the look of a golfer who is going to a consistent contender all year, and he is a great pick to win a major before the year is over.
Thorbjorn Olesen is just 23, and now he has a sixth-place finish at the Masters under his belt.
That's not all either. He's already won a European Tour event, and he looked good in finishing in seventh in the Tour's stop at Bay Hill earlier this year.
There was never any doubting this kid's talent, it's just surprising he is putting it together so soon.
Olesen is amazing off the tee. He is 27th in distance and 23rd in accuracy, according to PGATour.com. This is a solid foundation for success.
He is still a work in progress on the greens, but he is rapidly proving he can handle his putter well enough to contend. Olesen is only going to get better, and it wouldn't be a shock to see him win his first PGA event this year.
Wins are always nice, but let's face it, when it comes to Tiger Woods, his year is going to be judged on how fared in the majors.
While he missed out on the first one, I think he'll get the next one: the U.S. Open. The Merion Golf Club (home of this year's U.S. Open) does not play to Tiger Woods' strengths.
It is a par 70 and just under 7,000 yards.
With the insanely-long rough always featured at the U.S. Open, this puts a premium on driving accuracy, which has never been Woods' strength.
However, what this course also does is put a high premium on short irons, and Tiger has been outstanding with his wedges. He's also been great with his putter.
Woods will manage that course and play it smart off the tee, and the rest of his game will lead him to victory.