At 3.42pm, the claxon sounded at Wentworth and play in the BMW PGA Championship was suspended for what is known as a "dangerous situation".
The pony-tail, the hint of a pot-belly, the penchant for a nice Rioja and the cheery smile that can often be wreathed in the smoke from a fine cigar – it could only be Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Andrew Oldcorn managed it.
In his pomp, Colin Montgomerie was a finely tuned golfing machine that was prone to blowing a gasket when things veered off course.
As chance would have it, Ernie Els found himself sitting next to Peter Dawson at dinner just hours after the ban on anchored putters had been announced.
If there's a lingering smell of smoke in the air, then it's hardly surprising.
Sergio Garcia has apologised for what could be construed as a racist remark about Tiger Woods at the European Tour's annual awards ceremony.
The name of the American venue may have stirred up thoughts of home but there was no joy for Scottish hopefuls Martin Laird and Russell Knox in the Open Championship's US leg of International Final Qualifying at the Gleneagles club in Texas.
It was the announcement everybody was waiting for.
When the bells strike to usher in January 1, 2016, golfing traditionalists will raise a dram to the game's governing bodies and their decision to ban the anchored method of putting.
The spat between Sergio Garcia and world No.1 Tiger Woods shows little sign of being put to bed, but the Spaniard is unlikely to lose any sleep over it.
The R&A and United States Golf Association today confirmed that the ban on anchored strokes will come into effect from January 1, 2016.
From 15-handicapper five years ago to Scottish Ladies' Amateur champion.
Craig Lee took his earnings to just short of €125,000 this season when he picked up €30,000 yesterday for finishing fourth in the Madeira Open and is now up to 86th in the Race to Dubai rankings.
Thank goodness it was only an 18-hole final.
Scotland's Scott Jamieson bowed out of the World Match Play Championship in Bulgaria yesterday after a quarter-final defeat to Thongchai Jaidee.