Teenage star Rory McIlroy finished a superb Open debut with a flourish by birdieing the 18th at Carnoustie on Sunday.
The 18-year-old from Holywood near Belfast, the winner of the silver medal for best amateur, fired a one-over-par 72 in the final round to end on five over.
McIlroy has been a prolific winner as an amatuer and showed this week that he has the quality and temperament to compete with the world's best.
He plans to join the professional ranks after playing for Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup in September.
Many bright young things have promised so much yet failed to deliver at the highest level.
So is Rory McIlroy set to be another flash in the pan or are we watching a future Open winner?