How many Majors has Payne Stewart won?

Payne Stewart won 3 major championships.

More about Payne Stewart's Major Championship Wins

Payne Stewart was born January 30 1957 in Springfield, Missouri.

He turned pro in 1979.

He died in 1999 aged 42 due to a tragic plane incident where the cabin failed to pressurize causing all on board to die from hypoxia. The plane continued to fly on autopilot crashing in South Dakota once it ran out of fuel.

In 2001 Payne Stewart was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Payne Stewart has won a total of 11 PGA Tour events.

Payne Stewart’s Major Wins

  • PGA Championship:1989
  • US Open:1991 and 1999

1989 USPGA Championship

Stewart’s first major win was the 1989 USPGA Championship in Illinois. He was 6 shots behind Mike Reid in the final round. Stewart made up 5 shots in the final three holes to win by one stroke.

His total score was 276 (-12).

The winner's share was $200,000.

1991 US Open

Stewart’s second major was the 1991 US Open held in Minnesota after a playoff with Scott Simpson. Stewart won the 18 hole playoff by by two strokes.

His total score was 282 (-6).

The winner's share was $235,000.

1999 US Open

Payne Stewart’s final major win was the 1999 US Open in North Carolina. Stewart won defeating Phil Mickelson by one stroke by holing a 15 foot par. Stewart credited inner peace for the win. Four months after this victory Stewart would be dead.

His total score was 279 (-1).

The winner's share was $625,000.

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