There may have been a few tired faces in the European team on Monday morning when the Solheim Cup winners rose at 8.30am to catch a flight to Canada.
This was not in the Tiger Woods script.
On Thursday night, the Washington Redskins played their first preseason game, beating the Tennessee Titans 22-21.
If the adage about a door breaking down the longer you knock at it is true, Lee Westwood will end his major drought.
Tiger Woods has admitted the chase for a 15th major championship has proved tougher than his pursuit of any other.
At some point English golf must turn its attention towards a new generation.
Michael Vick has signed for another year with the Philadelphia Eagles, although the team's new head coach, Chip Kelly, has said that the quarterback will face competition for a starting berth from the second-year pro Nick Foles.
Somewhere there's a casual sports fan who is still adjusting to the end of the NFL season.