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Tears of joy

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After almost 30 years in broadcasting, I often wonder if athletes really care, or if money really is the bottom line. And then Steve Stricker comes along.

After a huge birdie-birdie finish to win the Deutsche Bank Championship, Stricker cried, just like he cried after winning the Colonial. Know why? Because that’s the real payoff.

Fred Couples said Brian Gay took it really hard when he was left off the Presidents Cup team. I like to hear that. Gay didn’t just shrug it off and go buy another car.

In any profession, it’s got to mean something. It’s like the Grey Goose 19th Hole. I put my heart in it every week and I hope you watch. But if not, I’m still getting paid!

Kidding, of course.