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PGA TOUR Victories (11)
International Victories (7)
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The Payne Stewart GC, designed by Bobby Clampett and Chuck Smith, was dedicated in Branson, Mo.
The city of Branson, Mo., held a groundbreaking for the Payne Stewart GC.
Posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame 18 months after his death. Honored with fellow inductees Judy Bell, Donna Caponi, Greg Norman, Allan Robertson and Karsten Solheim.
The PGA TOUR established the Payne Stewart Award, presented on an annual basis to the player who shows respect for the traditions of golf, has a commitment to uphold the game's heritage of charitable support and presents himself in a professional and meticulous way through his dress and conduct.
Boarded a plane on October 25 from his home in Orlando, Fla. Was scheduled to travel to Texas for the season-ending Tour Championship at Champions GC in Houston. At 9:27 p.m., EDT, communication with the plane ended, and officials later determined the plane suffered a loss of cabin pressure. The Learjet eventually veered off course and ran out of gas, crashing in Aberdeen, S.D., with all on board dying from hypoxia (a lack of oxygen). Finished his season seventh on the money list, with his second U.S. Open victory turning out to be an exclamation point on his career.
Enjoyed second-best earnings year in his 17 full seasons on TOUR, and his big year of winnings put him seventh on the all-time money list, with $9,659,058. Began year by making first 15 cuts before missing the weekend at the PGA Championship, where he shot rounds of 76-74. Played in 19 events and finished in top 10 six times.
Had good start to year and a good finish. Earned three of seven top-10s in the first month of play then added four more in final month of action. Claimed more than $500,000 for the ninth time in his career. Following elbow surgery (chip removal) the previous December, made first start at the Phoenix Open.
Seven top-10 finishes highlighted his campaign. Finished 33rd on the money list, with $537,293 in earnings. Finished third in PGA TOUR All-Around category, behind Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia.
Struggled more with mental side of golf than physical in least productive campaign since second year on TOUR, in 1982. Money-list finish was the lowest since his rookie season (No. 157). Took long stretches away from game on several occasions. Of his seven missed cuts, six occurred over a nine-event stretch from THE PLAYERS Championship through the Canon Greater Hartford Open.
Was $17,125 shy of recording his second million-dollar campaign. Was a runner-up finisher four times.
His No. 44 on money-list position at the end of the year was his worst since his first year on TOUR (No. 157 in 1981). Had consecutive top-10 finishes right after Memorial Day.
Recorded eight top-10s, with winnings of $976,281 and a No. 3 spot on the money list. Had three close calls, finishing second at the Memorial Tournament, the Centel Western Open and The Open Championship. A week after winning the Byron Nelson, played in the weather-shortened Memorial Tournament and shot a final-round 69 that left him a stroke behind winner Greg Norman.
For the first time, won two tournaments in a season and finished a career-high second on the money list, surpassing $1 million for the first time in his career ($1,201,301).
Two runner-up outings, including a playoff loss, were the highlights of his season that saw him finish 14th on the money list. Opened the year with back-to-back top-10s.
Surpassed the $500,000 mark in earnings for a second consecutive year, finishing 12th on the final money list.
Earned more than half-a-million dollars for the first time in his career and without the benefit of a victory still finished third on the money list. In his 22 made cuts in 29 starts, finished in the top-10 in 16 of them. Had three runner-up finishes, all in weather-shortened tournaments.
Came close to victory again but two runner-up finishes. Only missed two cuts in his 27 starts.
Saw his streak of years winning a tournament end at two, but he did record his best money-list finish, an 11th-place position.
Broke through in a big way by winning a pair of tournaments during his 24 TOUR appearances.