Huck Finn wouldn't say he had returned, but his wife was happy to say it for him. "He's turned the corner. He was in there and he fought, just like the old Tom Watson. It was 1977, 1978, all over again."
For Scott Simpson the year was 1987, and he was looking at the U.S. Open trophy to confirm it. "There sure are some great names on here," he said. "It's kind of hard to believe my name is going to be on there, too."
But it will. No bigger than Fleck and Casper, no smaller than Hogan and Palmer.
Come to think of it, maybe that's what Olympic has been trying to teach us all along.