30 Jan '15, 3pm

Remembering Payne Stewart on what would have been his 58th birthday:

Remembering Payne Stewart on what would have been his 58th birthday:

EDITOR'S NOTE: This piece orginially ran on Oct. 25, 2014, the 15th anniversary of Payne Stewart's tragic death. It's hard to believe, but Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic passing of one of golf's most charismatic figures, Payne Stewart. Stewart, an 11-time PGA Tour winner and three-time major champion, perished in a LearJet plane accident on Oct. 25, 1999, when the cabin lost pressure. All on board died of hypoxia -- a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. The plane, still on auto-pilot, crashed in a field in Mina, S.D., when it eventually ran out of fuel. Stewart's agents Robert Fraley and Van Ardan, and pilots Michael Kling and Stephanie Bellegarrigue, along with Bruce Borland, a highly regarded golf course architect with the Jack Nicklaus design company, also perished. Stewart was 42 at the time of h...

Full article: http://www.pga.com/news/golf-buzz/remembering-payne-stewa...

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