As Louis Oosthiuzen tapped in his final putt to capture his first major championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews, a multitude of questions still loomed in the chilling Scottish air.
What if Paul Casey had not made a triple-bogey on No.12?
What happened to the Americans at St. Andrews?
What if Tiger's putter had been on this week?
What if Lee Westwood had made just a few more birdies in his second and third rounds?
What does it mean to professional golf that Oosthiuzen is the fifth, first time major champion in the last six major championships?
But after Oosthiuzen shook hands with his opponent, kissed his wife and child, and finally rose the esteemed Claret Jug, it was clear that, while he may have been the unlikely winner, his remarkable Open Championship performance earned him the right to be in the ranks of the greatest golfers of all time.