The old golfer paced anxiously up and down outside the emergency room of the East Lothian Hospital near Muirfield Golf Course. Inside the doctors were operating to remove a golf ball accidentally driven down a player’s throat.
The sister-in-charge noticed the old golfer and went to reassure him.
“It won’t be long now,” she said. “You’re a relative?”
“No, no, lassie. It’s my ball.”