Wednesday, December 17
2014 USGA Tribute to Payne Stewart
2014 was the year the U.S. Open returned to Pinehurst No. 2, evoking memories of the late Payne Stewart, who captured his second U.S. Open title at Pinehurst in 1999. The USGA selected Stewart as the recipient of the 2014 Bob Jones Award and produced the above profile, which features family members and fellow PGA Tour pros such as Paul Azinger and Peter Jacobsen.
Payne Stewart tragically passed away in an airplane accident on October 25, 1999. Earlier this year, the two-time U.S. Open champion was named the 2014 Bob Jones Award honoree. Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award is the USGA's highest honor, recognizing an individual who demonstrates the utmost spirit, personal character and respect for the game. Known for his passion for golf, sportsmanship and philanthropy, Payne Stewart won 11 professional events during an 18-year PGA Tour career.