Payne Stewart’s Career in Photos

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Payne Stewart was known for his elaborate outfits, but when he started on the PGA Tour in the early 80s, he wasn't wearing plus fours.
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Stewart won his first major at the 1989 PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes.
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Stewart added another major to his record when he beat Scott Simpson in a playoff at Hazeltine to win the 1991 U.S. Open.
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At the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Stewart won his third and final major. He made an 18-foot putt on the 18th green to edge Phil Mickelson by one stroke. Four months later on Oct. 25, 1999, Stewart died in a plane crash.
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Stewart was known for his smooth swing, plus fours and sportsmanship, like when he narrowly lost the 1998 U.S. Open to Lee Janzen.
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Stewart's pose after that win is immortalized with a statue at Pinehurst.
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Stewart won 11 times on the PGA Tour, and he was a top-10 player at the time of his death.