Tracey Stewart, the widow of PGA Tour golfer Payne Stewart, is selling more than 200 items from her late husband’s personal collection through The Golf Auction, which is available from March 14th.
Stewart died in a plane crash in 1999 at the age of 42. He is survived by Tracey and their two children, Aaron and Chelsea, and the family now shares some golf artifacts they have held since Stewart’s death.
“Over the years, so many people have tried to share how much Payne has affected their lives or the lives of their loved ones,” Tracey said in a statement. “It is my pleasure to share these items as a reminder of how much Payne enjoyed golf, but even more, how much he enjoyed people. I hope these will become precious memories that will inspire and encourage people in the same way that Payne lived your life. “
Some of the items on sale include a Stewart player badge from the 1999 US Open at Pinehurst, where Stewart famously hit a meter in the 18th hole on Sunday to win the tournament. His celebratory pose on Pinehurst is recorded by a life-size bronze statue on the estate.
Other tournament badges are on sale, as well as commemorative plates and crystal glasses from The Masters, which represent various achievements, including the Eagles at the 1983 and 1993 tournaments. His personal golf clubs, cuffs and shoes can also be purchased.
Stewart was known for his personal style, wearing panties, high socks and a driving hat at most tournaments. His complete outfit from various excursions is also available at auction, and each item purchased will receive a letter from Tracey.
“The auction house rarely has a chance to present the intact collection of one of the historical golfers like Payne Stewart,” Brad Roberts, vice president of sales, marketing and shipping for Golf Auction, said.
Stewart won the PGA Championship in 1989, the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1999, was a member of five Ryder Cup teams, and had 11 PGA Tour victories in his Hall of Fame career.