VIDEO: Fan uses Legos to re-create Payne Stewart's winning putt at 1999 U.S. Open

VIDEO: Fan uses Legos to re-create Payne Stewart's winning putt at 1999 U.S. Open

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VIDEO: Fan uses Legos to re-create Payne Stewart's winning putt at 1999 U.S. Open

He’s at it again. Jared Jacobs has become known in the past month for his Lego modeling of golfers in action. We’ve shown you his Lego Graham DeLaet. And then a Lego version of Tiger Woods’ chip-in at the 2005 Masters. Jacobs had a Lego model of Woods’ “better than most” putt at the 2001 Players Championship, too.

Now, he has hit us with another one. It’s U.S. Open week, and although we’re at Oakmont rather than Pinehurst No. 2, it’s never a bad time to remind us of Payne Stewart’s glorious finish in winning the 1999 Open at the North Carolina track.

In comes Jacobs, who built an excellent Lego re-creation (maybe his best work yet) of Stewart’s clinching putt on the 72nd hole that week.

Payne Stewart @pinehurstresort in 1999. #USOpenChampion #OhMy

A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Jun 13, 2016 at 10:46am PDT

Good job on Jacobs to capture all of it. Not just the putt, but also accurately portraying Stewart’s signature fist-pump, leg-kick celebration, his emotional embrace with caddie Mike Hicks and his moment with the guy whom he beat, Phil Mickelson. (Stewart told Mickelson,”You’re going to be a father, and there’s nothing greater in the world,” as the then-29-year-old was expecting his first child, Amanda, who was born the next day.) And Jacobs even gets the victorious kiss of the ball by Stewart after he picks it up out of the cup.

Here’s the original action, for you to compare just how well Jacobs nailed this scene.

Tragically, four months later, Stewart , 42, would die in a freak plane accident. But even 17 years later, this memory still lives on. You can see all of Jacobs’ work at @goldyeller, and hopefully there’s more to come!

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