The Payne Stewart Story

The Payne Stewart Story

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by Larry Guest
     
 

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When he died in a bizarre plane crash in 1999, U.S. Open golf champion Payne Stewart became a sports icon. Already famous for his colorful knickers and charming cockiness, Stewart had parlayed his golfing talent into a brilliant career. The tragic timing of his death at the height of his career focused the spotlight on him even more.In The Payne Stewart Story,

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When he died in a bizarre plane crash in 1999, U.S. Open golf champion Payne Stewart became a sports icon. Already famous for his colorful knickers and charming cockiness, Stewart had parlayed his golfing talent into a brilliant career. The tragic timing of his death at the height of his career focused the spotlight on him even more.In The Payne Stewart Story, author Larry Guest covers the golfing great's career, from his start as an unpopular player dubbed "Tinkerbelle" to his standing as one of golf's most respected professionals. For this book, Guest drew on his 20-year friendship with Stewart and more than 100 hours of taped interviews with some 30 people, including Payne's wife, Tracey, and his friend and fellow PGA Tour player Larry Rinker. Full of surprises, the book details Payne's harmonica playing, his standing as the life of the party, and his quiet spiritual growth. The Payne Stewart Story is funny and sad, triumphant and tragic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740710971
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.15(d)

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An award-winning sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, Larry Guest covered Payne Stewart's career for more than two decades. Author of four other books, including Arnie: Inside the Legend, Larry was voted the Best Sports Writer in Florida three times by his peers.

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The Payne Stewart Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what a great golfer payne stewert was and such a man of great faith. he will always be remembered not only tthe nice things he did for others but what a great game he played and how great a life he lead. also if you want to improve your swing or if you just want a real feel good book thean please geat this book because it is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. I was amazed by how many lives were affected by Payne's life (including my own)and how his story continues to touch others. A must read for everyone...even those who are not gold fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I can't help but cry every time i read it! It helps you understand the man that he was. For anyone who followed Payne in golf this book is a good way to follow his life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ten times the book that 'The Authorized P.Stewart' is. This is a book that is not jaded by its proximity to the subject. I realize now that Stewart was flawed, as we all are, and that makes him more human and real.