Van Sickle: The rise of European golf has become a cliché. So which European player, then, will break through in Augusta?
Garrity: I'm on the Luke Donald bandwagon, but he's never done much at the Masters. He's wayward off the tee lately, but that's acceptable at Augusta. He should do better there than he has. Maybe this is the year.
Shipnuck: Donald is a case in point. We never considered him a threat in the majors. Suddenly he has elevated his game. There's a whole group of guys who have proved themselves on different stages.
Van Sickle: It's hard to believe, but Donald is a heartbeat away from the Number 1 ranking.
Hack: I think Lee Westwood is the guy who's the most ready, besides Graeme McDowell. If not for that eagle-eagle-birdie burst by Phil on Saturday last year, Westwood takes a five-shot lead into Sunday and probably holds on. I spent some time with him at Doral. He doesn't feel snakebit, he feels confident.
Bamberger: McDowell showed us flair three times last year—at the U.S. Open, the Ryder Cup and Tiger's silly-season event when Tiger was really, really trying to beat him. You have to believe deeply you can make that crucial putt. I like McDowell's chances of making that putt.
Van Sickle: Westwood, Donald and Paul Casey have one thing in common—they haven't been great putters on Sundays in majors. They need to do what Nick Watney, another guy who was in that class, did on the last nine at Doral, which was run the table.
Shipnuck: Westwood might not have to. If it's firm and fast and windy, Westwood could win by three because his ball striking is that good.
Hack: Right, Alan. Maybe Lee can beat this course into submission. I like what he has done with his body. Sitting next to him, he's a big, strong man now. I look at him almost like a Vijay Singh.