It has been a golf season like no other and now, as the leaves start to turn to their autumn hues, it is perhaps time to assess how the new schedule has impacted the sport.
On a recent visit to Northern Ireland we conducted a series of interviews for our BBC golf podcast, The Cut, ahead of the Open which is about to return to Royal Portrush.
Every major is an enticing occasion. They all carry an allure because the world’s best players are competing for the trophies that mean most to a career.
It feels as though we are hurtling into the second men’s major of the year because Tiger Woods’ epic Masters win has given golf huge momentum.
The coming week is one of the most eagerly anticipated on the golf calendar. It is Masters time and all things Augusta dominate our minds.
Chatting with a retired golf writer he told me the story of his one and only visit to TPC Sawgrass, the home of the Players Championship which returns to its traditional March date this month.