Exactly a month has passed since the United States Open, but for Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson it simply will not go away - and will not for the next five days at least.
If Jean Van de Velde's 72nd hole at Carnoustie in 1999 is the most famous triple bogey in the history of the sport then the sixes Montgomerie and Mickelson made at Winged Foot remain the most talked-about double bogeys in golf today.
The two stars are at Hoy-lake now looking forward to the start of the 135th Open championship. But they are not being allowed to move on just yet.
Mickelson, who with a closing par four would have arrived at the sun-baked Royal Liverpool Club chasing a clean sweep of all four majors, was the first to face the world's media this afternoon.
Amazingly, he got as far as the 14th question before the US Open finish was brought up. Would he play it differently if he was in the same situation again?
"Hopefully I'd make a par - that would be kind of the goal," said the American. "As far as what to do or how to do it, it would depend on the course and the situation, of course.
"It was unfortunately for me it went that way. But I feel very confident in the way I've prepared for tournaments and the way I've been playing and I don't want to let one bad hole interfere with that or have an effect on the upcoming tournaments.
"It's why I immediately altered my schedule to come over here and get a couple of extra preparation days."
He flew to Britain three weeks ago for two days, went home again and then came back late last week.
Montgomerie, who playing two groups ahead of Mickelson missed the last green with a seven-iron, chipped and three-putted, had only to wait for the second question at his press conference to address the same subject.
Were there any lingering effects for you at all?
"No. No effects at all. It didn't affect me at all, the US Open," he said with a laugh. "No, that US Open was a shame for myself and Phil, I suppose, and for Jim Furyk and Padraig Harrington."
Furyk bogeyed the last to lose to Geoff Ogilvy by one, Harrington bogeyed the last three and finished two behind.
"There were a few of us that let it slip at the end there."
Then, inevitably, the same sort of question to the 43-year-old that had been posed to Mickelson. What would he do differently if it comes down to one pressure approach shot?
"I'll be lost then, won't I, really?" Again, laughter in the room.
Pressed again Montgomerie added: "Hopefully a little bit better than I did about a month ago. I don't really know what to expect.
"Hopefully I will have learned something from that situation. What it is I don't know until I've got in that very same position again. But hopefully I'll hit a better shot than I did then."
Asked if he had tried to replicate the shot on the practice ground he replied: "I don't want to replicate the bloody thing at all.
"I try and visualise good shots all the time. I'm a very visual person. I visualised it then. I visualised it going a little bit further, a little bit more left."
Although Mickelson was the one who knew what he had to do to win and failed, Montgomerie is the one who now has a record five second places in majors and not a single victory.
And at his age - Mickelson is seven years younger - how many more chances will there be?
He knows that there are unlikely to be that many. He gives himself about five more years of being competitive.
"That's 20 more majors and hopefully I'll be in contention at four of them. You never know - one of them I might win."
Mickelson, having won two of the last three Masters and last August's US PGA, has high hopes of adding to his tally significantly.
The Open has always seemed the hardest for him - third at Troon two years ago was his only top 10 in 13 attempts - but he said: "I think the biggest turning point for me was '04.
"That was the first year that I felt I knew how to hit the ball low and control those shots. I ended up missing the play-off by a shot."
Montgomerie, also runnerup to Tiger Woods at St Andrews last year, and Mickelson would love to be in the same position on the final hole on Sunday evening that they were at Winged Foot.
And if they are both there what a finish would be in store.