It was epic... Two well known very popular professional golfers and neither had won a major. But in early June of 1999 they were battling for the win at Pinehurst where of course this years US Open is taking place.

One of the incredible side stories to the final round was that Mickelsons wife Amy was expecting the birth of the couples first child and had she started labor Phil would have left immediately.

Unfortunately, it would be Payne Stewarts last US Open as he perished in a private plane crash in October of 1999, just four months after this incredible duel.