Tiger Woods' spiral, yes it's gone on long enough to be a spiral, has brought about a tremendous amount of conversation about just what the end to this is going to be.
Will he lose his grip on the top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings? It's been his home for a long, long time, but he certainly doesn't have the vice-like grip on that spot he used to.
Those rankings are based on two-year periods of play, and Woods, of course, had a great 2013 and moved into an even more comfortable spot at the top.
But it's tight at the top, and if Adam Scott had won last week at the WGC-Cadillac and Woods finished seventh or worse, Scott would have taken over the top spot.
So if Woods, with his 9.9165 average point total, continues to struggle with his game and his back, a change could happen with Scott.
It will get more and more difficult for those further down the list.