|Stricker: time for the Payne (Allison)|
“It’s very humbling and an honor that I never thought would be possible,” Stricker said at the Tour Championship.
More from Doug Ferguson’s AP story:
Steve Stricker ran into PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem outside the East Lake clubhouse Tuesday morning and already was worried about having to give a speech that night to receive the Payne Stewart Award.I’m not making fun of the tears, by the way. Emotion is good, and I’ve always been a Stricker fan.
“Can we just do a Q & A?” Stricker said. “I don’t know if I can make it through without crying.”
He couldn’t even make it through a news conference without shedding a few tears.
The Payne Stewart Award is given to players who demonstrate respect for the traditions of the game, are involved in charity work and conduct themselves in a professional manner.