Iain Carter's US Open Diary
Having a British player third best in the world at tennis seems to have brought on a serious bout of Murraymania, but a UK a golfer at the same elevated level doesn't appear to have had a similar effect.
Paul Casey isn't overly concerned, though, at any lack of recognition for what he's achieved this year. His victory at the BMW PGA Championship was his third win of 2009 and no player has earned more world ranking points in this period.
While Murray heads to Wimbledon trailing only Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the tennis standings, the Arizona based Casey comes into the US Open with only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson above him in the rankings.
"I'm absolutely fine with what's happening," Casey told me. "I'm not out here looking for recognition. I'm out here to play with the best players in the world week in week out and trying to beat them as often as I can.
"In golf it doesn't happen that often. It's not like tennis where you can have long undefeated streaks. You know Tiger is very much the exception to the rule. It's great to be playing golf in the Tiger era and incredibly difficult as well.
"I've been lucky enough to have three victories this year and I've jumped up those rankings very, very quickly but as I say it's not about the recognition, I just want to see how good I can be and see how many tournaments I can win.
"For me I'd love to add majors to that CV because I think that's what defines guys' careers when it's all said and done.
"I'm very happy to fly under the radar and continue to put in the hard work and see where I get."
A win this week and he shouldn't be short of recognition - even if Murray can justify the interest he's generating for Wimbledon.
But this is a reflection of the Irishman's comparatively woeful returns in tournaments outside the biggest ones.
Since sharing fifth place at the 2008 Masters, Harrington has had just two more top five finishes bar those major wins. He arrives here off the back of two missed cuts.
But you write him off at your peril, because there are few others with the mental fortitude to be competitive despite such unpromising results in the build up to a major.
Maybe it is something to do with how he rationalises his plight. Asked whether he is currently worried about the dark tunnel that seems to surround his game, Harrington said: "It intrigues me, it fascinates me, it gets me interested.
"Worry wouldn't be the right word. I certainly think about it and evaluate it and try and work it out. The whole complexity of it is what's fascinating.
"I'm comfortable with it and that's the main thing. I understand what's going on and what's happening so you've got to work forward with that and accept that it will take time."
So what does he think of his prospects this week? "I really have no idea," said the ever-honest three-time major winner.
Harrington may be a longer shot than someone who has enjoyed so much recent major success should be, but don't completely discount him this week. To me he sits on a list that includes the likes of Casey, Jim Furyk, Angel Cabrera, Lee Westwood and Geoff Ogilvy who are certainly worth watching.
Brian Gay is another with two wins in his last five outings.
Obviously there are many other potential contenders trailing in the wake of the out and out favourite Woods and that list might also include Sergio Garcia.
And I'm wondering whether the Spaniard is on a new charm offensive? The self confessed "What you see is what you get" Garcia was a far cry from the frustrated, angry figure that departed the Masters claiming a serious distaste for all things Augusta in April.
When he met journalists ahead of his tenth tilt at the US Open, Garcia was charm personified, going out of his way to personalise his answers by beginning them with reporters' names.
Maybe he is in a happier place with his personal life settling down or maybe he feels Bethpage Black's demand for supreme ball striking skills is right up his alley.
At the other end of golf's fame game, Southampton's Richard Bland is making his US Open debut after coming through qualifying at Walton Heath and thanks to his wife's shopping habits he is already under pressure.
After acknowledging the brutal difficulty of the championship ahead, Bland didn't discount the need for a top ten finish. He revealed with a grin: "My wife's in New York shopping as we speak, so I need to make a hell of a lot of money this week!"
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