Miguel Angel Jimenez is so beloved at this stage, he may shortly lead his own religious cult.
The recent profile in Golf.com prompted a surge in the number of middle aged men letting their hair grow long and bunching it up in a bushy pony-tail.
His Irish worshippers will get to touch the hem of his garment - or at least watch him ply his trade from the behind a hastily erected fence - at Royal County Down when he takes part in the Irish Open this year.
Thanks to the efforts of local boy Rory McIlroy, the Irish Open this year will be the most star-studded for many a year. Ernie Els, Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler will also tee off at the northern venue at the end of the month.
The Irish Open runs from 28-31 May.