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Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. He is holding the U.S. Open trophy.
Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. He is holding the U.S. Open trophy.

Payne Stewart (January 30, 1957October 25, 1999), born William Payne Stewart, was an American golfer who won three Majors in his career, the last of which occurred only months before he died in a airplane accident at the age of 42. Image File history File links Payne_Stewart_bio_2001_paperback_edition. ... Image File history File links Payne_Stewart_bio_2001_paperback_edition. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Stewart was born in Springfield, Missouri, and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He was always popular with fans, especially for his clothing, and was reputed to have the biggest wardrobe of all professional golfers. He was a continual target for photographers because of his tam o'shanter caps and patterned trousers, which were a combination of plus fours and knickerbockers, a throwback to the once-commonplace golfing "uniform". Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ...      Nickname: Big D Location in the state of Texas Country United States State Texas Counties Dallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall Mayor Laura Miller Area    - City 997. ... Phi Gamma Delta (commonly known as Phi Gam or FIJI) is a collegiate social fraternity with chapters across the United States and Canada. ... A tam oshanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after the character Tam o Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Knickerbockers were a kind of mens or boys baggy knee trousers, of a type particularly popular in the early twentieth century. ...

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Golfing life

Stewart failed to earn a PGA Tour card at Qualifying School in his graduation year, so he played on the Asian Tour for a couple of years, winning twice. He finally earned his PGA Tour card in 1982 and won his first event on the tour at that year's Quad Cities Open. He won eleven Tour events, including the 1989 PGA Championship and the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1999. He was a two-time winner of the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA Tour Schedule. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Hassan II (July 9, 1929-July 23, 1999) was King of Morocco from 1961 to his death. ...


Stewart represented the United States on five Ryder Cup teams (1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999) and was known for his patriotic passion for the event. He was disappointed to miss out in 1995 and 1997 when he failed to qualify automatically and wasn't chosen as a captain's pick. Stewart also played for the U.S. on three World Cup teams. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


Death

On October 25, 1999, a month after the American team rallied to win the 1999 Ryder Cup in Brookline, Massachusetts, Stewart was killed while travelling on a Lear Jet from Orlando to Dallas, Texas for the year-ending tournament, The TOUR Championship. National Transportation Safety Board investigators later concluded that the plane suffered a gradual loss of cabin pressure early in the flight and that all on board died of hypoxia, lack of oxygen. The plane, apparently still on autopilot, was observed by Air National Guard F-16 fighter aircraft over several states. Other than frost on the plane's windows, the military pilots saw nothing amiss but were unable to directly observe the Learjet's pilot or copilot, who did not respond to repeated radio calls. It is likely that the pilots and occupants already had lost consciousness. There was some speculation that military jets were prepared to shoot down the Lear if it threatened to crash in a heavily populated area. But officials at the Pentagon strongly denied that possibility. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The 33rd Ryder Cup Matches were held between September 24 and September 26 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. ...   Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1705 Zip Code(s): 02445 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... C-GBFP - Adlair Aviation - Learjet 25 (LJ25) refueling at Cambridge Bay Airport, Nunavut, Canada. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful, O-Town, 407 Location in Orange County and the state of Florida. ... The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ... When a aircraft reaches high altitudes, it becomes necessary for the cabin to be pressurised. ... Hypoxia is a pathological condition in which the body as a whole (generalised hypoxia) or region of the body (tissue hypoxia) is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft built in the United States and used by dozens of countries all over the world. ...


Shooting down the plane "was never an option," Air Force spokesman Capt. Joe Della Vedova said. "I don't know where that came from."


Instead, according to an Air Force timeline, a series of military planes provided an emergency escort to the stricken Lear, beginning with a pair of F-16 Falcons from the Air National Guard at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., about an hour and twenty minutes (9:33 EDT to 9:52 CDT - see NTSB report on the crash) after ground controllers lost contact. The plane continued flying until it ran out of fuel and crashed into a field around Mina, a town ten miles west of Aberdeen, South Dakota after an uncontrolled descent. Among the five other people aboard the plane was Bruce Borland, a highly-regarded golf architect with the Jack Nicklaus golf course design company. Aberdeen, a city and the county seat of Brown County, South Dakota, USA, about 125 mi (200 km) N.E. of Pierre. ... Bruce Borland was a golf course designer who worked for Jack Nicklaus. ... This article refers to the golfer. ...


The 2000 U.S. Open, held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, began with 21 of Stewart's fellow players simultaneously hitting balls into the Pacific Ocean in a golf version of the 21-gun salute. The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of several well known courses in Pebble Beach, California and probably the most famous golf course in the Western United States. ... The 21-gun salute is a military honour performed when 21 rounds are fired from a cannon, rifle, or other form of firearm. ...


In 2001, Stewart was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...


On June 8, 2005, a Florida state court jury in Orlando found that Learjet was not liable for the deaths of Stewart and his agent Robert Fraley, who had also been aboard the plane. June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 2005 U.S. Open marked the first return of the event to Pinehurst No. 2 since Stewart won on the famous North Carolina course in 1999. The weekend was filled with remembrances of and tributes to Payne. A bronze statue depicting his one-legged, fist-extended celebratory reaction following his tournament-clinching putt over Phil Mickelson was later unveiled near the 18th green. Photo of the Carolina Hotel, the largest and primary hotel on the Pinehurst Resort grounds. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing), is an American professional golfer. ...


Stewart was survived by his widow, Tracey, a native of Rockhampton, Australia, daughter Chelsea, and son Aaron. Mayor Margaret Strelow Area 187 km² Population 58,382 (2001) Time zone UTC + 10 Latitude Longitude 23° 22. ...


PGA Tour wins (11)

Major championships are shown in bold. The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA TOUR schedule. ... The FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Bay Hill Invitational is a PGA Tour golf tournament. ... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Verizon Heritage is an invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Cypress Point and Spyglass Hill. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other wins (5)

this list is probably incomplete // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... Masahiro Kuramoto is a Japanese golfer. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ...


Results in major championships

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP T32 T21 T25 T8 T42 T25 T24
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT T5 T6 CUT T10 T13
The Open Championship T58 DNP DNP CUT 2 T35 T4 T7 T8
PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT CUT T12 T5 T24 T9 1
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters T36 DNP CUT T9 CUT T41 CUT DNP DNP T52
U.S. Open CUT 1 T51 2 CUT T21 T27 T28 2 1
The Open Championship T2 T32 T34 12 CUT T11 T45 59 T44 T30
PGA Championship T8 T13 T69 T44 T66 T13 T69 T29 CUT T57

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major...


See also

This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official money events on the PGA Tour. ...

References

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is a U.S. government independent organization responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States. ...

External links

  • A biography written when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Payne Stewart at Golf Stars Online Directory of interviews, websites and feature articles with or about him.
  • A short biography on Payne Stewart including unique photographs and documents

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Payne Stewart: Information from Answers.com (809 words)
Payne Stewart (January 30 1957 – October 25 1999), born William Payne Stewart, was an American golfer who won three Majors in his career, the last of which occurred only months before he died in a plane crash at the age of 42.
Stewart was born in Springfield, Missouri, and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
Stewart represented the United States on five Ryder Cup teams (1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999) and was known for his patriotic passion for the event.
CNN/SI - PGA Golf - Payne Stewart killed in S.D. plane crash - Tuesday October 26, 1999 03:13 AM (1287 words)
Stewart's wife, Tracey, an Australian native, tried to reach her husband on his cellular phone while she followed the drama on television, her brother said.
Stewart, 42, was one of the most recognizable players in golf because he wore traditional knickers and a tam-o'-shanter hat.
Stewart was on his way to Texas, first for a meeting on a proposed golf course near Dallas, then on to the Tour Championship in Houston for the top 30 on the PGA Tour's money list.
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