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Bubba Watson wins the Masters

Your 2014 Masters champion is ... the 2012 Masters champion. Yes, for the second time in three years, big-hitting lefty Bubba Watson won the green jacket, jumping ahead of 20-year-old final pairing mate Jordan Spieth by the turn and cruising to the win. Is this the continuation of something special for Bubba Watson? Is the showing for Spieth -- who tied for second, three shots back -- the start of something big?

  • Where does Bubba Watson rank among the world's best golfers right now?

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  • How many majors will Bubba Watson win in his career (won two Masters)?

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  • When will Jordan Spieth win his first major?

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  • Which of these golfers has the brightest future?

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Who will win 2014 Masters?

Bubba Watson started the day 4 shots up. Now he's tied for the lead with rising star Jordan Spieth, who joined the 2012 Masters champion at 5-under atop a suddenly jammed leaderboard. Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt sit 1 shot back, with a host of others within a few shots. How will it play out Sunday?

  • Who will win the Masters?

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  • Which of these golfers outside the top four has the best shot at winning the Masters?

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  • Which type of Masters do you enjoy most?

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  • Is the 2014 Masters less interesting without Tiger Woods?

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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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Eli and Peyton Manning's "Football on Your Phone" video blew up on the Internet this week, amassing nearly 5 million views in two days. Now the younger Manning says his rap career is likely "one-and-done," meaning he might not reach the heights of certain athletes who tried hip-hop. Still, with one big hit and widespread love, he already has passed a few ill-fated would-be rappers. Who's the best? Click the images below to make your picks!

Rank: Athletes Who Tried Hip Hop

1985 Chicago Bears

1985 Chicago Bears

Known for: "Super Bowl Shuffle"

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Known for: "K.O.B.E."

The Golf Boys

The Golf Boys

Known for: "Oh, Oh, Oh" and "2.Oh"

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

Known for: "40 Bars" (under the name Jewelz)

Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.

Known for: "Y'all Must've Forgot"

Eli & Peyton Manning

Eli & Peyton Manning

Known for: "Football on Your Phone"

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

Known for: "Shaq Diesel" (and four other albums)

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

Known for: "Prime Time" and "Must Be the Money"

Chris Webber

Chris Webber

Known for: "Gangsta, Gangsta" (under the name C. Webb)

Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace

Known for: "My World" (as Ron Artest)

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The first two majors of the season saw first-time winners of golf's biggest tournaments -- with Adam Scott at The Masters and Justin Rose at the U.S. Open. Will this week's The Open Championship be the third straight new winner? Or will someone like reigning winner Ernie Els or Tiger Woods capture another title? The 14-time major winner Woods has not played since the U.S. Open due to an elbow injury. Submit your rankings now!

Top Open Contenders

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
World Ranking: No. 1

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
World Ranking: No. 2

Justin Rose

Justin Rose

Justin Rose
World Ranking: No. 3

Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Justin Rose
World Ranking: No. 4

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson
World Ranking: No. 5

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar
World Ranking: No. 6

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell
World Ranking: No. 7

Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker
World Ranking: No. 8

Luke Donald

Luke Donald

Luke Donald
World Ranking: No. 9

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker

Steve Stricker
World Ranking: No. 10

Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen
World Ranking: No. 11

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood
World Ranking: No. 12

Ernie Els

Ernie Els

Ernie Els
World Ranking: No. 13

Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel

Charl Schwartzel
World Ranking: No. 14

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia
World Ranking: No. 15

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson
World Ranking: No. 16

Jason Day

Jason Day

Jason Day
World Ranking: No. 17

Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley
World Ranking: No. 18

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson
World Ranking: No. 19

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter
World Ranking: No. 20

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