This week’s “bonehead of the week” goes to Golf Channel. I’m fairly sure that Payne Stewart did in fact have two feet. Not a good photoshop job.
Bugger! Where did his foot go?
Also odd that the image is sort of foggy, yet Payne is standing out crystal clear…
Thanks to reader PJ_ONeal for commenting. PJ believes (see comments below) that this is not a photoshop fail, but likely a camera angle in which Payne’s foot was chopped off. I disagree, based on years of graphic design and photoshop. Plus, there’s nothing in the same area of the green to indicate a different level. For fun I did look closer at the image in photoshop:
Here’s a shot from another angle…
Still looks like a bad photoshop to me. But if I’m wrong I’d love to hear about it. I’m more than willing to take a lump if it is deserved.
I wish I could have spent a few hours writing up a great tribute to Payne Stewart, one which would do him justice.
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of his death in that strange accident on that private plane. I just spent a few minutes explaining to my lady who Payne Stewart was and darn near started crying as I showed her pictures of his fist pump and some youtube videos of him. I was especially somber when I told her about his 1999 U.S. OPEN win when he beat Phil Mickelson, then cupped Phil’s face in his hands and told him “you’re going to be a father.” Tissue please. Wow.
It would have been so great for Payne’s life and career to continue, rather than ending so suddenly. It would have been great to see how many more major championships he would have recorded in the last 10 years, and how many times he would have gone head to head with Tiger Woods. I doubt he would have succumbed to that fear other players had when they play against TW.