Payne Stewart


Payne Stewart was born in Springfield, Missouri, United States on January 30th, 1957 and is the Golfer. At the age of 42, Payne Stewart biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 30, 1957
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Place of Birth
Springfield, Missouri, United States
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Oct 25, 1999 (age 42)
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Payne Stewart Life

William Payne Stewart (January 30, 1957 – October 25, 1999) was an American professional golfer who won eleven PGA Tour events, including three major championships in his career, the last of which occurred a few months before he died in an airplane accident at the age of 42. Stewart gained his first major title at the 1989 PGA Championship.

He won the 1991 U.S. Open after a playoff against Scott Simpson.

At the 1999 U.S. Open Stewart captured his third major title after holing a 15-foot (5 m) par putt on the final hole for a one stroke victory. Stewart was a popular golfer with spectators, who responded enthusiastically to his distinctive clothing.

He was reputed to have the biggest wardrobe of all professional golfers and was a favorite of photographers because of his flamboyant attire of ivy caps and patterned pants, which were a cross between plus fours and knickerbockers, a throwback to the once-commonplace golf "uniform".

Stewart was also admired for having one of the most gracefully fluid and stylish golf swings of the modern era.

Early years

Stewart was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and attended Greenwood Laboratory School, a K-12 school, on the campus of Missouri State University. He played collegiate golf at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and graduated in 1979. Stewart met Tracey Ferguson, sister of Australian golfer Mike Ferguson, in Kuala Lumpur in 1980 while he was playing on the Asia Golf Circuit, and they were married by November 1982.


Payne Stewart Career


Stewart didn't get a PGA Tour card at Qualifying School in his freshman year, so he spent a few years on the Asia Golf Circuit. In 1981, he won two tournaments, including the Indonesia Open in a tournament over three players. He earned his PGA Tour card for 1982 and captured his first title on the tour at the Quad Cities Open later this year. Bill's only time his father, Bill, saw him win, was this victory. Stewart's father was active in the 1955 U.S. Open and had introduced his son to the sport.

Stewart won the Walt Disney World Golf Classic by two strokes in 1983. Stewart led the 72nd hole with a three-shot advantage at the 1985 Byron Nelson Golf Classic. Stewart shot a double bogey to put the tournament's first round of regulation back in Bob Eastwood's time on the final hole of regulation. Stewart made another double bogey on the first playoff hole, causing him to fail to Eastwood.

Stewart came close to winning The Open Championship in 1985, finishing one stroke behind champion Sandy Lyle.

During the back nine of the final round at Shinnecock Hills in 1986, Stewart briefly led the United States Open. Stewart took the lead after birdieing the 11th and 12th but then had bogeys at the 13th and 14th, ending the tournament in sixth place, behind champion Raymond Floyd.

On the PGA Tour in 1986, Stewart had four runner-up finishes. Despite not winning a tournament this year, he had the most top-ten finishes on the PGA Tour in 1986, finishing inside the top-10 for the first time.

In 1987, Stewart won the Hertz Bay Hill Classic in Orlando, Florida, defeating South African David Frost by three shots in the third round. In the final round, Frost finished eight shots ahead of third-place finisher Dan Pohl. Stewart's win was a memorable one for him because it was based on his home track. His house was located in Orlando, Florida, on the 12th tee of the Bay Hill Club course. Stewart's cumulative tournament score of 264 is, to date, a record for the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes in the event, which later became known as the "Arnold Palmer Invitational" in the Bay Hill area.

Stewart donated his $108,000 reward to a Florida hospital in honor of his father, who died of cancer in 1985.

In 1988, Stewart finished second in runner-up finishes on the PGA Tour, as well as the Provident Classic and the Provident Classic.

Stewart won the MCI Heritage Golf Classic by five strokes in April 1989, beating a new tournament record of 268, 16-under-par. His victory at the Heritage Classic in March 1987 was his 18th top-ten finish on the PGA Tour after winning at the Bay Hill Classic in March 1987. Stewart had a reputation for being one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour and one of the top players in the world not to have won a major championship at the time.

Stewart won the PGA Championship in 1989, his first major championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Club. Stewart was six shots behind leader Mike Reid at the start of the final round. In the final three holes, he made up five strokes to overtake Reid and win by a stroke. On four of Stewart's last five holes, he had 31 included birdies. He was able to gain the advantage over Reid, who bogeyed the 16th, double-bogeyed the 17th, and missed a seven-foot (2 m) putt on the 18th, which would have triggered a playoff. "This is a dream I've been attempting to achieve for a long time," Stewart said after the tournament. "I'm sad as I am, I'm proud for Payne." Reid cried and said, "I'm happy for Payne."

Stewart won back-to-back titles at Harbour Town Golf Links in the MCI Heritage Golf Classic in 2011, defeating Larry Mize and Steve Jones on the second extra hole with an 18-foot (5 m) birdie putt. This was his first playoff victory on the PGA Tour, after losing all five of his playoffs in the 1980s. Stewart claimed his second tournament of the year at the GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic in May 1990. Stewart made his Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) top-three appearance in the summer of 1990, as a result of his victory and runner-up finishes at the Western Open and 1990 Open Championship. Stewart was ranked as the fifth best golfer in the world on the OWGR at the end of 1990. Stewart spent nearly 250 weeks in the top ten of the OWGR between 1986, the year the OWGR began, and 1999, the year of his death.

Stewart captured his second major title at the 1991 U.S. Open after an 18-hole playoff with Scott Simpson on a windblown Hazeltine National Golf Club course in Minnesota on Monday. Going into Simpson's final three holes of the playoff, Stewart was two shots behind Simpson. The match was squared after Stewart holed a 20-foot (6 m) par putt and Simpson missed a 3-foot (1 m) par putt on the 16th hole. Stewart's par on the 18th hole won the playoff by two strokes.

Stewart claimed the 1991 Heineken Dutch Open by nine shots, beating a course record of 62 in the third round. In 1992 and 1993, Stewart claimed the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco.

Stewart's fourth round of 63 tied for the lowest individual round in The Open Championship in 1993. Before Branden Grace shot a 62 in 2017 to set the record for shooting a 63 at the British Open, he was one of ten players. Stewart won the Shell Houston Open in 1995, his first U.S. PGA Tour victory in four years, over Scott Hoch, who lost a six-shot lead with seven holes to play. On the 17th, Hoch collapsed on the back-nine with three bogeys and a double-bogey as his tee shot ran out of water. Stewart won the playoffs on the first extra hole.

Stewart had a four-shot lead going into the final round of the 1998 United States Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco, but lost by a stroke to Lee Janzen. On the 18th hole of his final round, Stewart missed a 25-foot birdie putt, which would have resulted in a playoff with Janzen.

Stewart claimed his last major title at Pinehurst Resort in 1999, memorably holing a 15-foot par putt that defeated Phil Mickelson by a stroke in the final round, where Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh were both competing for the trophy. Since his increased religious conviction, Stewart credited his winning putt to being more at ease with himself. On the 18th green of the No., a statue of Stewart honors his winning putt behind his 18th green. Pinehurst Resort has a two-course program.

Stewart had been ranked third on the all-time money list and in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings from 1986 to 1999 and then again in 1999. He was often the top-ranked American player in the late 1980s and early 1990s during a time of international domination of the golf scene.

Stewart appeared on five Ryder Cup teams (1987, 1989, 1993, and 1999). He has also competed for three World Cup teams for the United States. His Ryder Cup record was 8–9–2. Stewart was known for his patriotic zeal for the Ryder Cup, once boasting about his European opponents, "They should be caddying for us" on paper. During the five times he played, the United States squad was 3–1–1. He was angry to miss out on 1995 and 1997 when he failed to qualify automatically and was not selected as a captain's pick. Stewart sluggishly mocked European player Colin Montgomerie in the 1999 Ryder Cup. Stewart conceded a putt (and his own singles match) to Montgomerie on the 18th hole, with victory apposed for the United States. "This game is about sportsmanship," Stewart said afterward.

Stewart once said, "All we do in the United States is play the ball in the air." He developed a passion for links golf, becoming a well-known figure in Ireland after playing on Irish courses to warm up for the Open Championship. Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry, Ireland, commissioned a bronze statue of Stewart to honor him and his association with Waterville. He died in 1999. Stewart has had a fruitful career in The Open Championship, finishing runners-up in 1985 and 1990. In general, he was known to play well internationally, winning titles at the 1981 Indian Open, 1981 Indonesia Open, and the 1985 Jun Classic in Tokyo. He has participated in international tournaments that were less well known for American golfers, including runners-up at the 1982 Australian Open, 1989 German Masters, and the 1993 Scottish Open. He also won the 1991 Dutch Open.

Stewart was best known for his National Football League (NFL) sponsorship, in which he wore the team colors of the geographically nearest NFL franchises; the contract came in May 1995.

Stewart appeared on "Futile Attraction," an American television sitcom Home Improvement episode, which aired on March 10, 1998, starring Stewart as himself.

Stewart was also a guitarist and played harmonica in the blues rock band Jake Trout and the Flounders, which also included fellow golfers Larry Rinker and Peter Jacobsen. In 1998, the band released I Love to Play, a single album. The title track, a golf-themed parody of Randy Newman's "I Love Los Angeles," earned rotation on VH-1.


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In a Learjet accident in South Dakota in October 1999, professional golfer Payne Stewart and four others died. Stewart had been flying from Florida to a tournament in Texas. The plane crashed after the aircraft failed to pressurize, according to investigators. The plane was moved westwards and noticed frost had iced over the windows; the plane eventually ran out of fuel and crashed in fields in South Dakota, according to US Air Force jets.