Payne Stewart, 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst
In the first U.S. Open at historic Pinehurst, Payne Stewart, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods staged an epic battle over the final nine holes. At the 445-yard par-4 18th, Stewart, leading Mickelson by one, laid up after driving into the right rough, then hit a nine-iron to 15 feet. Using a putting tip that his wife, Tracy, had given him on Saturday night, Stewart earned his second Open title by draining the par putt. Four months later Stewart would die in a plane crash. He was 42.