And now Hamada had brought another present. Into the restaurant came a huge box. Out of the box came a 300-year-old Samurai outfit, worth about $20,000. People began fitting it on a bewildered busboy. A gift for Jack. Somebody suggested that if Jack did not know what to do with it, he could give it to anyone in his organization interested in scuba diving.
Jack broke up.
"Somebody make joke," David Sherman told Hamada.
Finally, in response to the gift, Putnam Pierman, the genius conceptionalist, took over. He stood up. He took off his coat. He took off his tie. He then took off his shirt. He hugged Hamada.
"Nicklaus gives you shirt off back," said Pierman.
"See how much fun we have?" said Nicklaus on the side. "Sit down, Put."
So it went in professional golf last week. So it went in big business.