It is perhaps no surprise that Atherstone's Steve Webster, the 24th best player in Europe, starts his bid for the USPGA crown at Baltusrol, New Jersey, today paired with two relatively unknown Americans.
Leaving from the tenth tee at 5.20pm BST with Hunter Mahan and Brett Melton (oh them! you are probably crying), Webster is making his debut at a major championship Stateside.
It will matter not one jot to the winner of the Italian Open that he is a mystery to the American golf fans. It is more than enough just to be there.
His fellow Atherstonian, Paul Broadhurst, declined his invitation to play in New Jersey, preferring to celebrate his 40th birthday in a pre-arranged gathering of friends and family in Florida.
Webster, who has improved his bank balance to the tune of £439,000-plus this season, had waited ten years for his first European Tour victory. While he attracts a small but vociferous following of North Warwickshire supporters when he plays in England, the galleries are rarely as huge as they are likely to be at Baltusrol.
Defending champion Vijay Singh goes into the defence of his USPGA championship, having appeared to label other players as "fakes" in how they act.
The world No 2 was asked on the eve of the event about his relationship with the public and whether there was a hesitation to embrace him.
Singh, whose early professional career was clouded in controversy over a ban from the Asian Tour for cheating, has long felt the main problem is that he does not get good press.
And he replied: "I don't know what I need to do to win [over] you guys. I'm not going to beg.
"I'm not the guy to go down there and get on my knees and say 'Hey, write good things about me.'