While Pádraig Harrington reconstructs the swing that brought them three majors in a little over 12 months, Lucas Glover became about as unlikely a winner of the US Open as, well, David Duval, the forgotten man whose second-place finish was the principal story from Beth Page Black.

Rory McIlroy’s mature performance was as impressive as Harrington’s hapless failure to make the cut was perplexing. It’s difficult to second-guess someone who is arguably Ireland’s greatest-ever sportsman, but as people wondered about Michael Jackson’s disfigured face, if it’s not that broke why bother fix it?

Maybe he should re-read his mind coach Dr Bob Rotella’s book, ‘Golf is Not a Game of Perfect’.