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Thoughts on a Tiger-less Masters?

Golf's major championships are always difficult to predict, but the 2014 Masters is particularly perplexing. An injury-afflicted Woods won't play. None of the recent major winners (Rory McIlroy, 2013 champion Adam Scott, et al) has burned up the course of late. And so we head to Augusta without a clear idea of what will happen. What's your take on this intriguing event? Or do you not find it intriguing with Woods gone?

  • Which of the Masters favorites has the better shot at winning?

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  • Which of these former major winners has the best shot at winning the 2014 Masters?

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  • Which of these non-major winners has the best shot at winning the 2014 Masters?

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  • Which of these first-time Masters competitors will finish highest?

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  • Who will win the 2014 Masters?

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  • How much will Tiger Woods' absence hurt the 2014 Masters?

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The Open Championship, round 2

The leaderboard of the Open Championship changed a bit on Day 2 with Zach Johnson dropping out of the lead because of a tough second round. Miguel Angel Jimenez moved into the lead by holding steady at 3-under, while Tiger Woods is easily within striking distance after retaining his 2-under score. Will Tiger be the last man standing?

Who will win the Open Championship?

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  • Have the course setup and conditions at Muirfield negatively affected your enjoyment of the Open Championship?

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  • Will this year's Open Championship winner finish below par?

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The Open Championship, Round 1

Zach Johnson sits atop the Open Championship leaderboard at the end of the first day, with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson not far behind. Rory McIlroy struggled, putting up an 8-over-par, while 19-year-old wunderkind Jordan Spieth ended up tied with Mickelson and Woods. Who will end up winning it all?

Who will win the Open Championship?

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  • How surprised are you by Rory McIlroy's 8-over-par 79 in the first round of the Open Championship?

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  • When will Rory McIlroy win another major?

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  • What do you make of 19-year-old Jordan Spieth finishing the first day of the Open Championship at 2-under-par?

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  • Where will 19-year-old Jordan Spieth (-2, tied for ninth place) finish at the Open Championship?

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