As we say goodbye to 2013 and look towards the new year, there's only one thing on sports fans' minds: the 2014 PGA Tour season. Just kidding. As the NFL playoffs kick into high gear, the weekends (particularly Sundays) will be consumed by a different competition played on grass.
However, when the victors of the 2013 season descend on Kapalua, Hawaii for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions beginning on Jan. 2, they'll be plenty to talk about. Which players will breakout this year? Will Tiger win a major? Which PGA Tour youngster will catapult himself into the game's elite? Which veterans will rejuvenate their careers and reach previously unattained levels of success?
There are thousands of subplots to every PGA Tour season, and I can't wait for it to get started. For now, let's focus on six players who are poised to have breakout years in 2014. The competition has never been stiffer on the PGA Tour, and the purses are larger than ever. The tour boasts dozens of young, talented players who are all hungry to hoist shiny trophies on Sunday afternoons.
Admittedly, it was difficult to narrow down this list to just six, as there's no doubt that others will emerge throughout the season. Without further ado, here are six players who I expect to breakout in 2014.