"Does this make up for my fiasco at Oak Hill?" Kite asked after Sunday's playoff.
"No, nothing will ever change the fact that I had such a poor round at the U.S. Open. But I'm sure a lot of people thought that would end my victories on the PGA Tour, and that I wouldn't be able to come back and play well. I knew better. And now everybody knows."
The disappointed Stewart, still brooding over his two missed putts, was more succinct: "Ain't life a bitch?"
Sheepishly, Stewart added, "I'm complaining, and I just made two hundred and something thousand dollars." To be precise, Stewart's runner-up money was $270,000, plus a $106,000 Nabisco bonus for...well...being second on the money list, which gave him a grand total for the season of $1,201,301.
If that's pocket change, these guys have very deep pockets.