Golfer Ernie Els to Receive U.S. PGA Tour's Payne Stewart Award

  • Four-time major winner established autism foundation in 2009
  • Stewart died in plane crash in 1999 after winning U.S. Open

Ernie Els, a four-time major champion and golf hall of fame member, is the 2015 winner of the U.S. PGA Tour’s Payne Stewart Award given annually to a player exemplifying the character, charity and sportsmanship of Stewart, who died in a 1999 plane crash.

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