Justin Rose Pays Tribute to Payne Stewart by Recreating His Iconic U.S. Open Victory Celebration (Video)
In 1999, the late great Payne Stewart gave us one of golf’s most iconic images at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort. After sinking a 15-foot par-putt on the 18th hole, sealing his one-stroke U.S. Open victory, Stewart struck a pose so good that it would be immortalized in a statue.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of that victory, as well as Stewart’s untimely death. So with the 2014 U.S. Open once again being played at Pinehurst, it was understandable that some golfers would want to pay tribute to one of the most-liked PGA pros of all-time.
Of course, Rickie Fowler was the first to honor Stewart on Thursday when he hit the course in some very Stewart-esque knickerbockers. But yesterday, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose got in on the act, too, by re-enacting Stewart’s famous pose after sinking his final putt of the tournament.
Take a look:
Classy move by Rose. The imitation could use some work, but it’s the thought that counts.