Well, well, well what have we here? A golfer has received a ban for taking a performance-enhancing drug for the first time.
Now far be it for Bunker Mentality to sound overly cynical here but does it not seem just a little too convenient that the first drugs bust in the sport's history has come against a guy who would struggle to be recognised in his own house?
Doug Barron, a 40-year-old journeyman who lost his US PGA Tour card three years ago, is the first fall-guy in golf's... ahemmm... 'war on drugs'.
And because he is about as well known as Eritrea's top-ranked Alpine skier we will all soon forget about it, and golf can go back into its nice comfortable hole, where everything is all sweetness and light and where nobody would dare take something to damage the good gentlemanly game.
Nick Faldo once claimed that golf did not even need a drugs policy because "it's been clean forever, probably because we've proven there's nothing out there we can take to enhance our performance".
All of which is the just sort of naive clap-trap you might expect from someone who thinks he can pass off his Ryder Cup pairings as sandwich orders.
The fact is that there are plenty of things out there that golfers can take to help their performance; just because they might not be the same drugs that cyclists or baseball players or sprinters are taking does not mean they can't get an unfair advantage.
It was only after hefty pressure from WADA that the US PGA even brought in a drug testing programme last July, and it would have been very hard to see how they could have sold their Olympic vision to the IOC unless they were at least showing some action towards combating drugs in sport.
The Olympic question is sure to provide a new test for golf in regards to doping, especially when it comes to thorny issue of beta blockers.
These are drugs normally used to treat heart disease; they lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. The IOC only bans them for certain precision sports like archery and shooting, but surely golf - where calmness with the putter is such a crucial element - will be added to the list?
Nick Price and Sam Torrance both admitted they were prescribed the drug in the past. Price said it helped calm his nerves around the greens but adversely affected the rest of his game, while Torrance also claimed it had a detrimental effect.
However, there have been noises in the past by other golfers that the use of beta-blockers is widespread in the sport.
Tour maverick Mac O'Grady was labelled nothing more than troublesome medaller when he claimed a number of top players were using beta-blockers back in 1994, while Craig Perry was similarly shouted down in 2000 when he made comparable claims.
Even Gary Player, one of the most respected names in the history of the sport, was said to be engaging in hysteria when he made a more rounded claim about doping in the sport just two years ago.
"I know some are doing it (drug taking). We're dreaming if we think it's not going to come into golf. I'd say there's 10 guys taking something," he said.
"I might be way out but it's not lower, it might be a hell of a lot more. One guy told me, and I took an oath prior to him telling me, what he did and I could see this massive change in him.
"Somebody else verified that others had done it. The greatest thing that the R&A and the PGA could do is to have tests at random."
We do not yet know what drug Barron took. It could have been something to increase his physical strength, or something to calm his nerves, but the positive test at least confirms to the doubters in the game that someone, somewhere, at some time will always be willing to take something to help them give them an advantage.
The problem again, though, is that it is Doug bloody Barron, and nobody cares or knows who he is.
Golf just might be the only sport in the world that could actually benefit from a high-profile drugs case. It could be the one thing that gets the sport out of the dark ages and forces them to start taking the issue of drugs in the sport seriously.
Because with millions of dollars - and now gold medals - at stake, this gentlemanly code of ethics nonsense won't wash any more.