It would be fair to say that the Byron Nelson Championship is not the most exalted event on the US Tour.
Rory Sabbatini won this tournament last year, but it has thrown up a series of unheralded champions in recent times.
The 2005 winner was Ted Purdy followed by Brett Wetterich in 2006.
Yet despite its seemingly lowly status in the wider picture of world golf, the Byron holds a certain degree of appeal because it offers budding players a way into the US Open.
Those who finish inside the top 10 in earnings on the US Tour after the conclusion of the Byron gain automatic entry to the year's second Major.
Those expected to go well on the B-List are Hunter Mahan, who has enjoyed three successive top-20 finishes. Rookie Rickie Fowler from the C-List should also excel.
To the uninitiated, Fowler looks a bit like Rory McIlroy, with a fairly tumbling barnet perched under his baseball cap. He has managed some hair-raising moments in what has rapidly become a bountiful season on the Tour.
Fowler ranks 10th on the Tour in ball striking averages. He has four top-10 finishes in 13 starts, including two in his last three tournaments in tying for eighth place at the Verizon Heritage and sixth at Quaill Hollow.
This is his first trip to the Byron but there is nothing in this field that should stifle his ambitions of a maiden tour victory.
Scott Verplank, from the A-List, won this tournament in 2007. The other big story to study this week is the plight of the often moody, perhaps misunderstood, Vijay Singh.
There are not many golfers who can withstand the drain on consistency which golf brings. Singh is 47 and has been undergoing a noticeable slump this season. One wonders if there is yet more life in the Fijian.
Singh is due to play at the Byron. This is an event he won in 2003 when he nobly pursued Tiger Woods as one of the world's top two players. He and Woods are the only two in the past decade to have held the top ranking spot.
The new world rankings do not have room for Singh in the top 50 for the first time in 18 years.
He is posted at 51 after missing the cut at the Texas Open, the fifth straight tournament in which he failed to collect any ranking points.
He was last outside the world's top 50 in 1992. He remains on the Fantasy A-List, but Singh needs a strong showing at the Byron or he will need to qualify for the US Open.
It would be foolish to write off such a player, even if his game is giving off the impression of being in some sort of terminal decline.
An opening foursome of Singh, Mahan, Sabbatini and Fowler may not be a bad choice for the Byron, with Verplank, big-hitting JB Holmes, in-form YE Yang and surely-he-must-win-soon Ricky Barnes on the bench.
The current road to Ireland leaders are:
Group 1: Royal Calcutta - 3,025 points
Group 2: mightymacs05 - 2,979 points
Group 3: tanstumar - 2,973 points
Group 4: padmole Fiso - 3,046 points
Group 5: McIlroy's American Dream - 3,040 points
Group 6: scotties crew - 3,090 points