There are only two things missing from the career profile of Phil Mickelson.
The snatches of blue that peeped through the early-morning clouds never did grow into the day of sunshine Lee Westwood had hoped would illuminate the capture of his first major.
One hopes Rory McIlroy is as philosophical behind closed doors as he is in front of the cameras.
Phil Mickelson's experience of links golf as a professional began only a few miles up the road from here at North Berwick, the course where the then 22-year-old tried to qualify for the 1992 Open.
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.