For anyone just a little bored with daily bulletins from Baden-Baden, there's only one place to be today - a little place the other side of the Alps called Baden.
Baden might be so little known on the world's sporting map that they only named it once, but it is the stage, some 25 miles from Vienna, for this week's Austrian Open. And, for once, it is not the mad scramble to secure sufficient points to make the team for the year's second most important sporting contest, the Ryder Cup in September.
Warwickshire's Paul Broadhurst has opted to take a week off from that long-term quest, although several of his fellow contenders will be at Baden's Fontana Golf Club.
But with the lowest prize fund of the European Tour season, Colin Montgomerie (second in the European points list), Paul McGinley (sixth), Miguel Angel Jimenez (11th) and Thomas Bjorn (12th) are in Austria chiefly as their preferred warm-up venue for next week's US Open.
Broadhurst, runner-up at Celtic Manor last weekend, had already chosen not to be in Austria prior to his failure to qualify for the US Open on Monday at Walton Heath. And his Atherstone colleague Steve Webster, who missed out by just a stroke at Walton Heath, has also taken a well-earned rest after admitting that tiredness after five straight tournaments in a row was a major factor in him missing the cut at the Wales Open.
But there is a five-strong Midland contingent in Austria this week, two of whom, Tom Whitehouse and his Belfry colleague Robert Rock, are paired together to go off the tenth tee at 8.55 this morning in the first round.
Having failed to make it through to the weekend at Celtic Manor last week, Whitehouse - 84th on this year's European points list - knows he needs to get back to the form he showed last month in his top ten finish in the British Masters at The Belfry.
"I've got to learn to score well when I'm playing well," he said. "I know that probably sounds daft, but I felt really comfortable at Celtic Manor.
"I was speaking to John Pates, the sports psychologist I work with, and he said he'd really fancied me to do well last week, to maybe even win this tournament. And I said to him 'Funnily enough, so did I'.
But I didn't take that on the golf course with me.
"I have to admit when it's when I've felt a bit uncomfortable before that I've had good results, like at The Belfry. And usually I get a bit nervous, at least for the first shot.
"But, stood on the tee at Celtic Manor, I didn't feel anything on the first tee at all. Maybe I just didn't focus properly, but it was a strange feeling. And I can't wait to get started at the Austrian."
Also in Austria with Whitehouse is his cousin, Sam Walker, due off the tenth tee at 1.05, 50 minutes ahead of Matthew Morris, who plays his first Tour event of the year. Worcestershire's John Bickerton, now based in Bavaria, has made the short hop across the Alps for an 8.05 start, hoping a week off will have done him some good.