"It's huge," Harvey chuckled. "But yes, you do feel a bit of pressure, especially when Peter is standing behind you.
"There used to be one cameraman, nowadays seems to be two. But if you concentrate," he added, "you're fine. What I did find one time, we had a monitor beside me and I could hear (BBC announcer) Peter Alliss commentating (on the engraving), and that caught my attention. I said, 'Well, we're not going to have that in there anymore."
Harvey finds himself facing a different sort of pressure on the golf course occasionally, playing mostly in senior tournaments at home and on the continent. He's qualified for one British Senior Open and will try to make a second beginning Monday, after his duties here are finished. Even so, that pressure pales by comparison to the tight spot his father found himself facing at Carnoustie in 1999, when Jean Van de Velde arrived at the 18th tee with a three-shot lead he would squander in spectacular fashion — before losing a three-way playoff.
"Where you're meant to start is the biggest problem," Harvey recalled. "When Paul Lawrie won in '99, we had two or three names already penciled in.
"Van de Velde had a disaster. If he had cleared the burn," Harvey recalled, "we could have started engraving the name."