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More than 2,000 people - including Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and other well-known figures from the world of professional golf - filled the auditorium of First Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29 to celebrate the life and faith of Payne Stewart. The forty-two-year-old, two-time U.S. Open championship winner was killed with five others in the Oct. 25 crash of a small jet.
Stewart was described by friends and colleagues as a man "comfortable in his own skin" with "the common touch," one who took time for his wife and children, who cared about others, and whose life was dramatically changed when he got serious about his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Among those offering eulogies was fellow golfer Paul Azinger, whose faith in the face of cancer inspired Stewart to move - in Stewart's words - "in a more spiritual direction."
Azinger brought both laughter and tears to those attending the memorial service, appearing in a tam-o&...