Can GB&I claim Walker Cup?
It feels like the old days when the United States would routinely bash Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup.
The US team defending the trophy at Royal Aberdeen this weekend are odds-on favourites to claim victory for the fourth match running.
Certainly, the US amateur scene is packed full of talent. Jim Holtgrieve's team boasts the top four players in the current amateur world rankings but their GB&I opposition should still feel capable of wrestling back the trophy for the first time since 2003.
Recent Walker Cup history suggests it is time for the pendulum to swing back this side of the Atlantic because, over the last ten matches, there has been little to choose between the two teams. America have won six match-ups, with GB&I taking four.
Before the 1989 clash at Peachtree in Georgia - when the US lost on home soil for the first time - it had been virtual one-way traffic with America winning 29 out of 31 matches.
Peter Mattsson is the English Golf Union's outgoing director of coaching. He said: "There is no doubt all eyes in the amateur game are on the Walker Cup, which is great.
"When you look on paper, there is no doubt the Americans have a very strong team. But, when the match is played over here, the kind of golf played is different from what the Americans are used to.
"Our team are more experienced in the type of golf we will see at Royal Aberdeen. I think when the match gets going it will be a very interesting one."
The Swede is a master of understatement. This is going to be far more than interesting and will be fascinating for several reasons - the main one surrounding the question of how GB&I handle such impressive opposition.
What sets the Walker Cup apart is the fact it is not only a potentially epic contest - but also provides a glimpse at the golfing future. How many of the 20 men on show will become players who dominate headlines in years to come?
Phil Mickelson was in the American team that was beaten in 1989 and, along with David Duval, in the one that reclaimed the trophy two years later. On that occasion, they beat a side that included Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley, Andrew Coltart and Gary Evans.
When Tiger Woods, Notah Begay III and Chris Riley were among those who lost at Royal Porthcawl in 1995, the Americans were beaten by a GB&I line-up that included Harrington, Stephen Gallacher, Mark Foster and David Howell.
After that, GB&I won three times in a row, with players like Luke Donald, Paul Casey, Simon Dyson, Graeme Storm and last year's US Open champion Graeme McDowell. Lucas Glover, who won the US Open in 2009, was on the losing side in 2001.
In those days, there was still room for the career amateur. Nigel Edwards holed from 30 yards on the 17th at Ganton to give GB&I their hat-trick of victories in 2003.
Now captain, it is down to Edwards to inspire his team to halt a run of defeats that stretches back to 2005.
The opposition includes the top amateur in the world - Patrick Cantlay - and the last two US amateur champions, Peter Uihlein and Kelly Kraft. Jordan Spieth, who is second in the rankings, is included, while Russell Henley and Harris English have both won professional events on America's second tier of professional golf.
Not that Tom Lewis is likely to be phased by such opposition. The 20-year-old Briton from Welwyn Garden City demonstrated his appetite for the big time by grabbing the first round lead with a 65 on his Open debut at Royal St George's in July.
Lewis will be a key man for Edwards but the Welsh captain's biggest asset could be a team spirit that makes his side greater than its sum parts. Andy Sullivan, Michael Stewart and Stiggy Hodgson - the only survivor from defeat in 2009 - will be vital components.
The US have won the last three matches - but two of them by a single point - and form guides can be blown away, especially on a windy Scottish links in September.