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ZachLV27
06-16-2009, 04:14 PM
ESPN has an extremely well written article on him, his son, and what Aaron (his son) has gone through his entire life. If you were a fan of his (Payne was by far my favorite golfer up until his death and beyond) then I seriously urge you to read this column. Even if you weren't a fan of his or aren't a fan of golf the story itself is still worth the read.

http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/usopen09/news/story?id=4260509

Bobcat
06-17-2009, 01:24 AM
Great article.

Reading that brought back memories of the day his plane crashed, since it went down about two hours northwest of where I live. The media was in a frenzy up here.

At the time I didn't have any idea what it was about, but I remember seeing his plane along with the escort military planes flying next to it. Only after seeing reports about the crash did I realize what it was.

Payne was one of those golfers who played for the love of the game and did so with what seemed like a never-ending passion. He's one golfer I always used to enjoy watching, and not because of his outfits. He played the game as it was meant to be played.

His reaction after making the putt to win the US Open will be a part of golf lore forever.

Sect309Fan
06-17-2009, 06:31 AM
I read that article yesterday, and it was really well done. I watch all the majors, and I remember so well Payne beating out Phil on the last hole to win that US Open. I always liked Stewart, and I was in shock when his plane crashed.

It sounds like he married a really good woman who has done a marvelous job raising two kids on her own.

DelawareTitans
06-23-2009, 08:22 PM
I'll never forget that image of the plane just flying through the air then hearing Payne Stewart was on board. Shocking.

From all accounts he was very well liked and popular among the other golfers. He was one of the good guys. Miss those knickers.