In one of his first public appearances since his wife’s death, Chris Berman received a standing ovation at a golf outing in a heartfelt moment.
Berman was in attendance for a Celebrity Pro-Am tournament at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, just a month and a half after his wife was killed in a car crash in Woodbury, CT.
In a video captured by WFSB out of Connecticut, Berman received a standing ovation in honor of his wife after he finished up at the event, and showed his appreciation to the fans in attendance for the respectful gesture.
Berman’s wife died just a few weeks before their son’s wedding on May 27, and Berman spoke with reporters about the feeling of his wife not being able to see their son get married.
“Our son got married, she never saw it,” Berman said in an interview with the Hartford Courant. “Doug had a wonderful wedding. It was great, upbeat. But there’s the song my son never got to dance with his mother. That’s rough.”
Nathan Grube, Travelers tournament director, said that the support for Berman was the least people could do for how much he gives to his fans.
“[Berman] will talk to complete strangers like they’re his best friend,” Grube said. “I think that’s why so many people embrace him and love him. That’s who he is. That’s part of who we are, too.”
Berman obviously has had a rough go at things in 2017, but at least he got to see the support that fans had for him and his family during the rough time.