But we just cannot resist the temptation. So here goes, the Eye On Golf picks.
Best Pick: Ernie Els – Finally rejuvenated, Ernie won his last two and has his game in shape, but can his new found putting prowess stand up?
Of Course Pick: Tiger Woods - Despite his recent tabloid troubles, Tiger Woods is still Tiger Woods. Expect him to be there when the Masters really begins, on the back nine of Sunday.
Sentimental Pick: Phil Mickelson – Let’s admit it; we would all love to see Phil win again at Augusta.
British Pick: Ian Poulter – Even if he isn’t close, we want to see what he’s wearing.
No Chance in Heck: K. J. Choi & Matt Kuchar – They’re paired with Tiger in rounds 1 & 2. Enough said.
Old Guys Pick #1: Fred Couples – He’s winning everything on the Champions Tour and has the Augusta National Golf Gods behind him.
Old Guys Pick #2: Tom Watson – After last year’s British Open, do you believe in miracles?
Rookie Pick: Nathan Green – Come on, Green at Augusta.
Increase your odds with the bookies. Try one of these duofectas.
Pick #1: Campbell & Campbell, Michael and Chad – A former British Open champ and one of last year’s playoff losers.
Pick #2: Wood & Woods – Well, you can’t go wrong with Tiger and you can include the tall, lanky Englishman Chris Wood who looks like he should play basketball for Butler.
And you can take these to the bank!