It was there for all to see at Augusta National this past week.
Surely, officials from the PGA Championship, the next major championship on the calendar, saw it. Same for the governing bodies of the U.S. Open and British Open.
Hopefully, the PGA Tour and DP European Tour took notice.
The riveting theater the 87th Masters provided was thanks to a field consisting of the best players in the world together on the same course in the same tournament regardless of what tour on which they play.
It was a blast, and it left everyone wanting for more.
The Masters transcended the current bickering between the PGA Tour and its match-play threat, LIV Golf.
Take away any of the competitors at the top of the leaderboard at Augusta National this week — most notably winner Jon Rahm, runners-up Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and defending champion Scottie Scheffler — and what you would’ve had was a major championship that shortchanged golf’s fans of the best product.
Can’t they all get just along?
This is as close to the common desire among golf fans as there is in today’s sad and fractured current state of the game.
Make no mistake: This battle between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is much more a boardroom battle than one between players in the locker rooms and the golf course.
“It is fractured, I guess, from the fan’s perspective,” Koepka said of the sport. “But as far as us [players], I think everybody saw it this week: It’s nice to see everybody. There’s no hard feelings pretty much. I think that’s the way everybody should see it.”