Remembering Payne Stewart
My parents and I were always big fans. How could you not be of the most colorful dresser on any tour, who was known for style, graceful conduct and charity?
I'll never forget his Sunday outfit at that one British Open, with his shirt based on the U.S. flag. I forget how Nick Faldo joked about it, all in good fun.
Stewart reputedly said, "That's why I'm very proud of being American. I'm proud to pay taxes. I pay a lot of taxes, but it sure beats the alternative." Well, nobody's perfect. Fortunately he stuck to golf instead of going into politics.