It is as if Lionel Messi had decided to hang up his boots, Tiger Woods hide his golf clubs in a cupboard or Roger Federer tidy away his tennis racket.
The great quest for Scottish sport as it aims to capitalise on the Andy Murray era is to find passionate and talented young people dedicated to achieving excellence in their own field.
World darts champion Gary Anderson will join kind-hearted fans in hitting the charity bullseye to help the needy.
Darts superstar Michael van Gerwen is relishing the chance to renew his rivalry with Simon Whitlock when the pair meet at Montrose Town Hall tonight.
The best darts player in the world is coming to an oche near you, with Michael van Gerwen heading to Angus.