The 2013 season will be a huge one in golf, says Dan Talintyre, a featured columnist over at Bleacher Report. In fact, he says, 2013 is shaping up to be even greater than 2012, which of course, was bookended by Bubba Watson's amazing victory at the Masters and that record-setting European comeback at the Ryder Cup.
Why is he so enthusiastic about the year that's just begun? Well, he tells all in his column on the most exciting storylines of 2013.
At the top of his list is what he believes it'll take for Rory McIlroy to truly establish himself as the man to watch out for over the next decade. And, he wonders, who might break out of the pack to challenge McIlroy? He mentions Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia as possibilities, but has one specific player that he believes McIlroy really ought to keep an eye on.
Who might be the breakout star of 2013? Who will be the biggest flop? Talintyre has some interesting thoughts on those storylines, and his choices are certainly different from mine.
He also offers us some early previews of the majors, and even some preliminary predictions. Even with the Masters still three months away, it's not too early to give his thoughts some consideration. If nothing else, it'll get you even more fired up for golf's new season.
I encourage you to click on over, take a look at Talintyre's column  and tell us what you think.