We’ve had some fun with Tommy, now 7 years old, at Pinehurst before, and had a new proposition for him this year – Want to try the famous Payne Stewart pitch and putt at the 18th hole of Pinehurst No. 2?
No surprise, Tommy was ready for it, and came to us decked out in a Payne-inspired cap.
We walked with Tommy near the spot Payne pitched from and asked him to tell us anything he knew about Payne’s triumph at Pinehurst in the 1999 U.S. Open. Then, he tried the shot.
What happened next?
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Stay until the end of the video. Tommy wanted to try the shot a second time after he hit it so close to Payne’s original spot. He nearly holes it, much to the delight of fans watching from the veranda.)