Even though it looked like he'd been eased on at the half-mile pole, Miguel Ángel Jiménez is gaining on Darren Clarke, who flew out of the gate in the 2016 Ryder Cup Captaincy Stakes but could be tiring down the stretch.
Brian Keogh has a nice summary of the unexpected jockeying for the keys to the lead blue and yellow Club Car.
But while he's still the 1/4 favourite with the bookies to be named as skipper, Clarke now admits that the five-man selection committee has a choice to make in what looks like a two-horse race.
"At the moment it would look as if it's down to two of us, between Miguel and myself, and I'm sure whoever the committee decide will do a great job. It's up those guys to determine which one they think is going to be best out of the two of us. Those guys have a lot of experience and, having done it all before - there are three previous captains - we'll see what happens."
Keogh is taking votes on who you'd like to see win.
Is there any doubt who most of the world wants? Think of the press conferences people!