Drama can be found in the most unlikely of places and at the most unlikely of times - that is why we all love sport.
Who would have thought that, outside of the Ryder Cup, the most thrilling weekend of golf this season would arrive when the European Tour was in Spain for the nondescript Castello Masters while the US PGA Tour played the ludicrously-named Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open?
Heck, we even had the intriguing sight of Rory McIlroy playing a Challenge Tour event in Egypt and failing to make the top 10.
The story of Sunday looked all set to be Matteo Manassero, who provided a window into his no doubt glittering future career by becoming the European Tour's youngest ever winner at the age of 17.
Anyone who watched Manassero finish 13th as a 16-year-old amateur at the 2009 Open Championship or become the youngest player to ever make the cut at the Masters this year will hardly be surprised by his rapid ascent and the 'new Seve Ballesteros' comparisons are definitely merited.
However, his triumph was totally eclipsed by the goings-on in Las Vegas where Jonathan Byrd won the JT Open (let's call it that for short) with a stunning hole-in-one on the fourth play-off hole at TPC Summerlin.
That achievement alone was enough to make it one of the stand-out moments of this - or indeed any other - season, but it was supplemented by a number of other super sub-plots which made the play-off such enthralling drama.
For a start, he managed to drill in the ace despite playing in near total darkness. He even admitted afterwards that he had no idea the ball went in as he was quite literally taking a shot in the dark.
"I thought I hit it too far, and I couldn't see anything," he said.
"To hear the reaction as it went in, I was just in shock. I was trying to be considerate of my playing partners because they had a chance to keep playing, and I didn't want to overreact. I'm numb pretty much."
Scotland's Martin Laird, the defending champion and also in the play-off, must have had a wry smile as he watched that shot go in.
On the previous hole, the tournament official came up to the three players and asked them if they wanted to play one more play-off hole or come back in the morning. Byrd immediately said 'it's up to you, guys', while the third man in the group, rookie Cameron Percy, kept pretty quiet, perhaps still a little overawed by the situation he found himself in.
It was left to Laird to make the call, and he asked the official: "Can we take our tee-shots and then, if it is too dark to read the line of our putts, come back tomorrow?"
The official agreed and they trotted off to the tee-box. Byrd was first up and nailed his tee-shot - so Laird knew there and then he wouldn't have to worry about reading a putt.
A small consolation for Laird is the fact that he is due to play the Malaysian Open this week, so at least he was able to take the long flight that night and not have to stick around for an extra day.
The man to really feel sorry for was Percy, who, in the seemingly only dark spot of the bright lights of Las Vegas, almost hit the jackpot.
Before the tournament he was way down in the money list and needed to win it to book his card for next season. In the play-off he always seemed to be scrambling to stay in it, holding three tricky putts in successive holes just to survive.
You then started to get the feeling that his name just might have been destined for the trophy - only for his hopes to be dashed so cruelly.
That's Las Vegas for you... a town where dreams are made, but also shattered.
Percy has one more chance to reclaim his card at the Children's Miracle Network Classic at Disneyland in Florida in November, but he is still nearly $140,000 off the top-125 place needed to reclaim his card.
However, perhaps he can take confidence from his performance in Sin City and do what he needs to in the Magic Kingdom.
Shot of the week: No-brainer! If you haven't seen Byrd's ace yet then check out the video below.
Rankings: History is in the making in the world rankings: this will be the last week that Tiger Woods will be number one in the world. Next week either Martin Kaymer or the injured Lee Westwood will take top spot. Kaymer needs to finish no worse than a two-way tie for second at the European Tour's Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Spain to climb above Westwood. Byrd moves up 77 places to 106 with his win in Las Vegas, while Manassero is into the top 100 thanks to his win - moving up 76 places to number 88.
Quote of the week: "It was cool to see the Pyramids even though it was a short trip." Rory McIllroy proves his trip to Egypt wasn't completely wasted.
Reason why you shouldn't be on a social network of the week (1): John Daly told the Golf Channel that his email, Twitter and Facebook accounts had all been hacked into and his girlfriend and two daughters were getting threatening messages. Daly told the channel: "My girlfriend got on Facebook and the guy was talking to her and says: 'If you want this back you know what to do. I will get you and I will get your daughters. I'll steal their identity.'"
Reason why you shouldn't be on a social network of the week (2): Ian Poulter got in hot water this week when he posted a video on Twitter of him eating cereal out of the Ryder Cup. Director of golf at The Belfry, Gary Silcock, reacted by saying: "I think taking a drink from it is one thing, but to eat cereal with your children is another. This is not in keeping with the traditions of golf."
Reason why you shouldn't be on a social network of the week (3): Anthony Kim had to come out and deny rumours that he was out on the lash in Las Vegas to such an extent that he pulled out of the JT Open. 'DJ Exodus' had revealed his boozy ways on - you guessed it - Twitter.
Reason why you shouldn't be on a social network of the week (4): Rory McIlroy was forced to apologise after calling footballer Robbie Savage a 't**t"' on... does BM even need to tell you?
They never learn, these sports stars.