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The Payne Stewart Bridge

The bridge across the water on Hazeltine's seventh hole is named "The Payne Stewart Bridge," after the 1991 U.S. Open champion at Hazeltine. During that championship, the hole played as the 16th and was one of the toughest holes on the golf course.

Payne's stellar play on the hole and the rest of the course earned him his second of three major championships. He bested 1987 U.S. Open Champion Scott Simpson in an 18-hole Monday playoff. That same year, Phil Mickelson earned low amateur honors.

During this year's Ryder Cup, the seventh hole remains one of the most beautiful and challenging on the course. Just the way the late great Payne Stewart would've wanted it.

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