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Rickie Fowler channels Payne Stewart, wears retro outfit in tribute

By Alex Myers

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Payne Stewart has been an obvious topic of conversation leading up to the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. And the winner here in 1999 has already become a part of the story on Day 1.

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Rickie Fowler is going off his style scripting slightly and wearing knickers in honor of one of his childhood idols. Here's a photo that was snapped of him while warming up for his 8:13 a.m. tee time on Thursday:

And here's another look:

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July 28, 2014

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