Who should get a Ryder Cup wildcard?
Ian Poulter's decision to pull out of the final Ryder Cup qualifying event at Gleneagles to remain in America to contest the FedEx Cup play-offs is perplexing.
It sends conflicting messages.
One interpretation could be that he already feels confident of a captain's wildcard pick.
Another is that he feels he has done all he can to convince Nick Faldo that he is worthy of selection; and the other is that he rates the PGA Tour's lucrative season-ender more highly than playing in his second Ryder Cup.
The last of those theories is hard to accept.
The Englishman has been as vocal as any European player in stating his desire to take on the Americans at Valhalla next month.
It's hard to believe that he would trade the big bucks on offer Stateside for the glory of trying to help Europe to their fourth win in a row.
So does he feel that he has done enough already to earn a spot on the team?
Certainly he won plenty of kudos for the way he finished second at The Open Championship in July.
At Birkdale, he holed a 15-footer on the last which at the time might have been enough to land his first major.
Faldo will have been impressed but the captain has also stated he wants players in form and since then Poulter has been as inconsistent as he has been all year.
This hasn't stopped conspiracy theorists claiming that he must have already been given the nod that he is in the side.
It is a point of view that hasn't been discounted on the range at Gleneagles, where players are preparing for the Johnnie Walker Championship - the tournament that marks the end of the European qualifying year.
Again it is hard to believe this would be the case, though no-one can be sure what is going through Faldo's mind.
The captain will be making a flying visit to Scotland to announce his wildcard picks on Sunday evening. He won't be here to see much of the golf. Is his mind already made up?
And how much credence should we give to his American television commentary on Sunday night when he said that if Paul Casey holed a 22-footer on the last he would be in the team?
Casey duly holed out and the skipper was quickly backtracking. This is surely an indication of Faldo's idiosyncratic sense of humour rather than anything more serious, isn't it?
Questions, questions, questions. And the answers will come on Sunday.
Casey has been consistent enough all summer to warrant a pick, while Darren Clarke's Dutch Open win, allied to a stellar Ryder Cup record, surely puts him ahead of Poulter.
Since Clarke lost his wife Heather to cancer two years ago, he has been rebuilding his life and career.
The special circumstances are the sort for which the wildcard process is in place.
Poulter, meanwhile, has had a full season playing all the biggest tournaments in which to secure an automatic berth.
The same applies to Casey, but he has been the more consistent of the two recently. For those reasons, my picks, as it stands at the moment, would be Clarke and Casey.