What a week for Rory McIlroy and not in a good way.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them.
"It's a free country, and everybody is entitled to an opinion," said Darren Sammy, the amiable West Indies captain, when asked about withering criticism from the former fast bowler Michael Holding of the current set-up.
The world rankings do not lie and neither does Rory McIlroy.
"It's not a simple thing to just go out there and knock up a hundred," Andrew Strauss said on Wednesday in the little lecture theatre of the Lord's museum which was used for his pre-match press conference and yet another round of questioning about his long lean run.
It was a struggle for West Indies.