The game of golf may have lost Bob Torrance this year but the pearls of wisdom from the celebrated Scottish coach will help to inspire Europe's players as they head into the Ryder Cup battle with the USA at Gleneagles this week.
If anything illustrated the piranha-like feeding frenzy that the Ryder Cup has become in the modern era, then it was the appearance of Tom Watson and Paul McGinley for their joint blether at Gleneagles yesterday.
Rory McIlroy's last competitive outing saw him battling for a £7million payday in the Tour Championship, but the world number one is equally fired up by the thought of playing for team glory at the Ryder Cup.
All eyes will be on Gleneagles this week but just up the road at Blairgowrie there will ample opportunity to get a keek at the stars of tomorrow as the Junior Ryder Cup gets under way at the Perthshire course.
When the greatest team golf competition in the world tees off on Scottish soil six days from now, there will be only one Scot playing as Team Europe bids to retain the trophy they last won two years ago in Medinah, Illinois.
If you arrived late for Paul McGinley's press conference ahead of the Wales Open here at Celtic Manor, you would have certainly been left intrigued by the topic of conversation as you sneaked in at the back.
Overnight leader Greg McBain ran up a triple-bogey 7 at Deeside's 10th hole yesterday in the second round of the Paul Lawrie Invitational, but the 2012 winner still holds a one-stroke lead going into today's final 18 holes.