Rory McIlroy has just made the Masters a lot more interesting.
After struggling for much of the season (ever since he became World Number 1, really), the next great one seems finally to be getting his game back into shape and that makes this weekend's prestigious Masters Tournament a much more exciting prospect.
I have to admit, I had all but written McIlroy off for the Green Jacket until Sunday's impressive six under 66 moved him into second place at the Texas Open. It took Martin Laird's course record 63 to keep McIlroy out of the winner's circle and it looks to me like McIlory is once again a threat to win at Augusta.
And that's great news for golf fans the world over. With Tiger Woods putting together his most impressive season in years, making the game look easy and his competitors look to be without hope of winning, we need Rory to add drama to the weekend's proceedings.
At his best, McIlroy can play with anybody on the planet, including a Tiger who is himself at the top of his game. I'm not sure we can say that about any other golfer on the planet (sorry Phil fans).
So if we accept that Tiger, with three wins this season, a happy home life and most of the kinks worked out of his game, is playing at or near his best, then we have to welcome all indications that Rory is back on track. He may be the only golfer who can make the Masters competitive.
Imagine it: Rory and Tiger, playing the final round together on Sunday, with the Green Jacket hanging in the balance.
You can't get much better than that!