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Ranking Golf's Most Pleasant Surprises of 2014 so Far
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It's not difficult to identify the most unpleasant surprise of 2014 in the world of golf: Tiger Woods spending three months on the shelf after back surgery. 

In Woods' absence, however, there were pleasant surprises aplenty, including one notable off-course shocker related to a certain world No. 1. 

In ranking the entries on the list, we're looking at two elements: the surprise factor and the pleasantness factor. 

Let's have a look at the most pleasant surprises of the year in golf thus far. 

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