Karma had a career year in 2019.
She draped a green jacket on Tiger Woods, handed soccer’s World Cup to a tough-as-nails U.S. Women’s National Team, shipped the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy to a cool-as-they-come rookie coach and players from the Great White North, righted a wrong that happened a quarter-mile from the finish line at the Kentucky Derby, and turned a baseball tribute to a fallen teammate into something truly unforgettable.
So if sports didn’t make you smile at least once in the last 12 months, well, that’s probably on you. Here are the top five feel-good stories of 2019 (and one honorable mention):
— Fourteen years after his last Masters win and 11 years after his last major, after fighting through chronic back problems,