For a long time, it’s been considered that Chelsea Stewart’s pose next to the statue of her father Payne was the best pose photo to ever happen at the site. And it’s going to take a lot to top it. Chelsea did the pose on the day the USGA honored Payne with the Bob Jones Award during the 2014 U.S. Open. There is also a story that Payne’s widow Tracey kissed the statue that day.
Obviously, those are moments that will stay with us forever.
— Tommy Morrissey Golf (@onearmgolfer) July 3, 2017
But there are great photos being taken at the statue behind the 18th green of Pinehurst No. 2 every day, and this weekend our buddy Tommy Morrissey struck the pose of Payne’s fateful celebration after making the putt the win the 1999 U.S. Open.
It was good to see Tommy back in Pinehurst. The 5-year-old has wowed audiences all over the world, has appeared on The Golf Channel and the Ellen DeGeneres Show and given clinics with an anti-bullying message through golf. As you can see, Tommy is without much of his right arm, but that hasn’t slowed him…AT ALL. He’s impressed golfers of all ages, including meeting and playing with many of the game’s greats, from Tiger Woods to Arnold Palmer, from Phil Mickelson to Gary Player, to Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson.