If you were looking for one of those great sports stories, you didn't have to look any further than The Barclays on the PGA Tour this weekend.
When I saw Steve Stricker had the lead after three rounds, it was must see TV.
You see, Stricker, from Madison, has been so close at times this season but just couldn't manage a win. It has been 6 1/2 years since last winning the World Match Play Championship and a span of 11 years since his last win on American soil (The Western Open).
Things started slow for Stricker and more than midway through the final round, he found himself stumbling along at 2-over for the day, and out of the lead. Then came a stretch of 4 birdies over the last 5 holes and The Barclays belonged to Stricker.
It also just happens to be the first of four FedEx Cup events, which soared Stricker into the lead in the points standings. There's still three events to go, but to the winner is a monetary bonus of more than $7-million.
But it wasn't about the money yesterday. It was about a man who had fallen so far that he lost his PGA Tour playing card.
Stricker broke into tears afterwards, and I couldn't help but joining him. What a great moment and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. If you know Steve Stricker, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you don't, I would encourage that meeting if it ever presents itself.
There's a lot of good and a lot of bad in sports. Steve Stricker's win at The Barclays, in my mind, just made the world a better place.