Ranking Masters field, top to bottom

Originally Published: April 6, 2011
By Jason Sobel |

According to oddsmakers, three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson is the favorite at this week's edition of the event, followed closely by four-time winner Tiger Woods.

Either of them could win it. Then again, so could anyone else.

If we've learned anything in the year's first three-plus months, it's to expect the unexpected -- perhaps even more so than ever before. In trying to predict tournament winners, you have as much of a chance throwing darts or employing a prognosticating octopus as actually getting it right yourself.

And yet, we keep on trying.

With those caveats in place, here are my picks -- not the favorites, mind you; just my opinions -- on the order of finish for the 75th Masters, from top to bottom.

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Jason Sobel, who joined ESPN in 1997, earned four Sports Emmy awards as a member of ESPN's Studio Production department. He became's golf editor in July 2004.