While everyone in "The Bool" has long known Australian golfer Marc Leishman, the knockabout country boy is revelling in his arrival as an elite player on the US PGA Tour.
Leishman's confidence has soared along with his profile over the last 12 months since his maiden win at the Travelers Championship in Hartford, Connecticut, where he returns this week to defend his title.
Since coming out of Warrnambool in country Victoria as one of Australia's best golfing talents, 29-year-old Leishman has slowly worked his way into the US consciousness.
He was US tour rookie of the year in 2009 but still managed to get around without many second glances until he roared home with a final round eight-under 62 and watched for nearly three hours as all and sundry failed to match his number at last year's Travellers Championship.
Even so, it took a breakout performance at the Masters in April, when he led after a first round 66 and stayed in the mix all week before finishing tied fourth with Tiger Woods before he was considered elite.
Leishman credits the win a year ago as the catalyst to this year's form, which has him 47th on the money list with four top-10s.
"That definitely gave me confidence to know I was good enough to win and to play good under the pump," he said.
"My swing held up under pressure here for a win and at The Masters I was in contention all week, and it held up there so I think the confidence that this tournament gave me last year was important.
"It was great to get on the trophy with Greg Norman and a lot of other big names like Arnold Palmer.
"It was an exciting week for me, and it's great to be back, and hopefully I can do it all again."
Having enjoyed a near anonymous life on the tour and at his home base in Virginia with his wife Audrey and young son Harvey, Leishman is now getting used to being recognised.
He no longer can slip into his local pub for a quiet one and hears his name yelled from outside the ropes much more often.
Even with his bigger name pairings, he is no longer the anonymous party.
"It certainly is a little bit different," he said.
"You've got people that look at you differently knowing that you did win last year.
"You go to playing with guys that have won big tournaments, and generally they're guys that I have grown up watching on TV that have been out here a long time.
"So that is a good thing. There is a little bit more attention. People know my name now.
"Like no one ever knew who I was. I'd get here and the crowd was like who is this bloke here? And now it's like, "Go, Leish" or "Go Marc."
"So I think that's cool. I really enjoy the course and I'm expecting to do well, hopefully I can be a multiple winner soon."
Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Steven Bowditch, Greg Chalmers, Scott Gardiner, Nick O'Hern, Rod Pampling, Cameron Percy and Alistair Presnell round out the Australian tilt in the event.