American Idol


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – With the 10th anniversary of Payne Stewart’s death less than two months away, it seems apropos that a World Am participant would be sporting the traditional knickers and tam-o'-shanter hat this week.  

Yes, Carlos Salyers is an avid golfer, but his passion for golf is transcended by his affection for Stewart. “I like the way he dressed, but I also like the way he carried himself,' Salyers said. 'Everything he did, I want to do some day.”

Salyers, who made the trip to Myrtle Beach from his home town of Bluff City, Tenn. said he owns 15-20 complete outfits, but he's still perfecting his impersonation of that famous fist pump at Pinehurst.