Michael Collins' Top 25 rankings

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- In all my years being involved in golf, I have never gone into a Masters with more excitement for what could be, and less knowledge of what will be.

For the purists, this parity in golf means a level of play from top to bottom we've never had before. Unfortunately for the fringe fans, it appears as if the golf world is only mediocre with no one being head and shoulders above the rest. That couldn't be further from the truth. For me, it means this top 25 list is akin to telling you which 25 pine needles will fall from a 200-year-old tree first.

That being said, the show must go on, the job must be done, the hit must be taken. ... Everything and nothing will surprise me this year. Enjoy the ride.