Remembering Payne Stewart on his Birthday

Remembering Payne Stewart on his Birthday

To celebrate New York Fashion Week, Golf Magazine's Jessica Marksbury compiled her list of the 10 best dressed players to grace the links. Disagree with her choices? Tweet your thoughts to @Jess_Marksbury. 10. Payne Stewart People either love or hate the plus fours. But Payne was fully committed to this throwback look, and while he had a few color clashes, it often worked very well, especially in this photograph from the 1995 Open Championship at St. Andrews. The setting couldn't be better for Payne's look: the iconic 18th at the Old Course, the R&A Clubhouse looming in the distance, Payne's superb left arm extension at the top of his swing, and his glorious tartan plus fours. Timeless.
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Today we remember Payne Stewart, the three-time major champ who would have turned 57 on January 30, 2014. Stewart’s name recalls his epic fist pump and embrace with a young Phil Mickelson after winning the 1999 U.S. Open. And his classic attire of knickers and tam-o-shanter cap. And his graceful golf swing. But most importantly, how love and exuberance for the game of golf was displayed every time on the course. Stewart died in an airplane crash 14 years ago.

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