At around 10am Ernie Els, the Big Uneasy, made his way back to the first green.
It is now 29 years since Jack Nicklaus, then 46, won at Augusta National.
This is the week of the Seve Trophy and the President's Cup, so we are in for a exciting weekend with lots of nail biting, right? Well, Probably not.
The stellar list of players to have lifted the Claret Jug at Muirfield is evidence in itself of what it takes to navigate successfully around one of the purest challenges on the Open circuit.
Victory for Ernie Els at last year's Open Championship supplied proof that the South African's professional aspirations have not been blunted by middle age.
The R&A and USGA are expected to announce a ban on long putters within the next few days.
Links golf could never reasonably be described as ageist.
The Ernie Els outburst has become an annual tradition here and it duly arrived on a warm and windy day at the BMW Championship when the scoring headed north and the big man's temper headed south.
Ernie Els has been there and done everything, from winning major championships to accumulating more money than any man could ever desire.