For all we know Tiger Woods was banned for three weeks and fined a million dollars for his club-kicking and swearing at the Masters.
Unless he or the people around him care to tell anyone, the world will remain in the dark about any disciplinary action because that is the way the PGA Tour go about their business.
Even Peter Dawson, chief executive of the Royal and Ancient Club, would like to see a change in that.
"I think I'm on record as saying that more public sanctioning would not be a bad thing," he said. "They have reasons I can understand, but one would have thought that public sanctions would be more likely to lead to a correction of behaviour than private sanctions."
All that is certain is that golf's biggest name - Woods, not Dawson - is back in action at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina this week.
Woods has not faced reporters going into the event, choosing instead to post a video on his website in which he replies to questions from fans submitted through Facebook and Twitter.
Not surprisingly, most of it was what Americans call 'softball' - ie, not very probing - and the way he acted at Augusta never came up.
"The media will continue to have access to him," agent Mark Steinberg said when asked if the new approach was a result of the widespread criticism he received.
"This isn't anything more than a couple of times a year to interact with the fans - they deserve that.
"This is intended to be more inclusive. This isn't a statement whatsoever. Some in the media might interpret it that way, but that's not the intent."
In these social media days it is far easier for stars, of course, to "interact".
Woods' website also includes a 'Dear Tiger Q&A', but the most recent entry posted there is dated November 24 - not 2011, but 2009.
One a week later would have made interesting reading. By then he had had the early-hours car crash outside his home which was quickly followed by all manner of revelations about his private life and ultimately led to the end of his marriage.
There is also 'Tiger's Tips', the last of which was how to play the 'chunk and run' - posted on November 11 three years ago.
At least he wrote a blog following the Masters and he did have something to say about his behaviour in that.
"Obviously I got frustrated at times and know some of my actions were wrong, especially at number 16 (the club-kicking hole in the second round)," he said.
"The Masters means a lot to me and I was trying as hard as I could. I'm out there competing. I grind every day and my expectations are to do my best.
"It's very disappointing when that doesn't happen."
He had also spoken about it after his third round. "I certainly heard that people didn't like me kicking the club, but I didn't like it either. I apologise if that offended anybody."
An apology then, but no promise never to do it again - and this from the man who said early in 2010 that he needed "to make my behaviour more respectful of the game".
Tom Watson said then: "I feel that he has not carried the same stature that other great players that have come along like Jack (Nicklaus), Arnold (Palmer), Byron Nelson, the Hogans, in the sense that there was language and club-throwing on the golf course.
"You can grant that of a young person that has not been out here for a while. But I think he needs to clean up his act and show the respect for the game that other people before him have shown."
Woods is now 36. In many sports his career would be over. In golf he still has plenty of time to win a lot more - and do something about his image.
With more than two million people following him on Twitter, what an opportunity he has.