The commercials, in all their majestic glory, have been preparing us for a "tradition unlike any other." Soft piano music, Jim Nantz's classic voice and beautiful shots of the landscape at Augusta National have scrolled across our television screens for months.  Now, there's nothing left to do but watch and wait for that green jacket to go over the shoulders of the next Masters champion.

But who will it be? That's the biggest question to be answered over the next four days. Phil Mickelson has a chance to become the fourth player to win back-to-back Masters joining Jack Nicklaus (1965-66), Nick Faldo (1989-90) and Tiger Woods (2001-02), if he can claim his fourth green jacket.

Woods has always loved Augusta and the course suits his game, but only if he can find some of the old magic that has helped him excel in the past. Though Woods is always a threat at Augusta, his struggles of late are well documented and he can't reclaim his position at the top of the golf world until he sorts it out. In 2010, after a five-month sabbatical, he was able to play well enough to finish fourth. A win for Woods would mean breaking his tie with Arnold Palmer of four Masters wins and put him one behind Nicklaus (6).

The story lines are endless at the Masters. Always have been, always will be. From the pimento cheese sandwiches to Amen Corner to Nicklaus winning at the age of 46, becoming the oldest player to ever win the Masters, 25 years ago. Historic performances have shaped Augusta just as much as it's visionary creator Bobby Jones.

In a sports world where we rarely receive what is promised, where hype is often bigger than the outcomes, and where players are the shining jewels of events, Augusta continues to stand tall as the showcase above all else.

Top 10 Predictions

1. Lee Westwood - It would be fitting for Mickelson to hand the Masters title to Westwood, as he is the previous best player in golf to never win a major. At some point, logic says Westwood will win a major and I think the time is now.

2. Nick Watney - Close, but not there yet.

3. Phil Mickelson - One or two risky shots will cost Mickelson his fourth green jacket.

4. Dustin Johnson - Also close, but not there yet.

5. Tiger Woods - Woods will be in contention come Sunday, but there are too many flaws still unfixed for Woods to win.

6. Rickie Fowler - Fowler's time will come, but his inexperience at Augusta will hurt him.

7. Graeme McDowell - McDowell has been in the Top 10 in three-out-of-five tournaments this year, and will be there again.

8. Rory McIlroy - Like Fowler, inexperience will hurt him.

9. Anthony Kim - Kim isn't quite all the way back after an injury to his thumb in 2010, but he's getting there. Just not this weekend.

10. Martin Kaymer - The world's No. 1 won't be after the final round Sunday.

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