Dilemma: Will the players who've shined throughout this season be forced to wonder how this year would have been different if the Tiger Woods scandal was never exposed?
Answer: It makes no difference.
The 2010 season should receive its warranted repute for excellence, youthful talent, and overwhelming parity that delivered a fresh intrigue to professional golf.
It was undeniably a season of transition as Tiger Woods' decline in superhuman qualities on the golf course were as visible as they were gut-wrenching.
But while he attempted to recover, recuperate, reevaluate, or whatever he was doing, players from all walks of life and of all ages were coming out of the woodwork shooting record scores, hitting remarkable shots, and taking home the glory of winning golf tournaments.
With the final hole of the FedEx Cup Playoffs in sight, are there 20 players who stand out from the rest?