Sunday afternoon on CBS an extremely refreshing and upbeat show was broadcast to the nation. By that I mean the PGA tour's Greenbriar Classic from West Virginia.
Earlier in this tournament both Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were eliminated when they missed the cut together for the first time since 1972. Gone as well were Furyk and other major winners as well. Even Stuart Appleby, who shot a 59 in this tournament while winning two years ago, was somewhere else on the weekend.
This time the pleasure was brought to us by Charles Beljan, Troy Kelly, and Ted Potter, Jr. The joy they showed in playing well was infectious. The poise they showed was amazing.
Potter, the eventual winner, had missed the cut in 5 straight events leading up to Greenbriar. Kelly's best career event was a tie for 37th at Mayakoba back in February of this year. Beljan had made 49 Fedex Cup points in his 12 starts this year, but picked up 163 at Greenbriar.
If someone had told me on Thursday at the start that these three would be involved in a mad dash coming down the stretch, I would have ignored the comment.
In the end, they provided one of the best tournament finishes one could desire.