All right, Jaidee was always a long shot. But, contrary to the CW, as always, there are quite a few more than five players who could win the tournament (ignoring their first-round scores for the moment).
Allenby, Appleby, Ames, Bjorn, Beem, Browne, Bryant, Cabrera, Campbell & Campbell, Clarke & Clark, Howell & Howell, Choi, Couples, Crane, DiMarco, Curtis, Furyk — you get the idea. Though Mike Weir would not have been picked when he won, he was not really a surprise when he did. And Len Mattiace was in the playoff with him!
On a one-time basis, other sporting events can beat the Masters for viewing interest and excitement. The Yankees-Red Sox divisional series two years ago, a France-U.S. Davis Cup final where Yannick Noah coached a two man French side, Henri LeConte and Guy Forget. But year in year out, the Masters is the best.