Veteran sports journalist Bill Chastain crafts the dramatic story of Payne Stewart's 1999 U.S. Open victory by combining extensive research with interviews of those who made it unique. This book shows how Stewart dealt with his stunning U.S. Open defeat in 1998 and planned victory for the championship that meant so much to him. Stewart's conquest of Pinehurst No. 2, while fending of Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, David Duval, and Vijay Singh in an epic battle where every swing held significance, is the stuff of which golf legends are made. From compelling actio'n by the best golfers in the world to the tournament's dramatic conclusion, this book shows readers why the 1999 U.S. Open is regarded as the best U.S. Open every played.