On Sunday the old safety picked off his fourth victory in 19 Senior tour events and increased his Senior earnings to more than $1.4 million since joining the tour last June. "It's not peer recognition," Irwin said as his car pulled up to curbside check-in at Palm Beach International Airport. "It's self-recognition. It's being able to say to yourself, I did that.' Today I did."
Somewhere Norman was flying home to the same airport in his private jet. Irwin was tipping another skycap, heading down another long concourse for another commercial flight, unrecognized, but not unfulfilled.