1989 PGA Championship: Stewart's First Major Win

Payne Stewart of the United States celebrates the winning putt on the 18th green to win the 1989 PGA Championship
Payne Stewart celebrates the winning putt at the 1989 PGA Championship. David Cannon/Getty Images

Mike Reid, nicknamed "Radar" for his ability to find the fairway off the tee, shared or held the lead after each of the first three rounds of the 1989 PGA Championship. But he couldn't hold on in the final round.

Payne Stewart, who started the day six strokes behind Reid, carded a closing 67 that included a back-nine 31 and birdies on four of his last five holes. Several other chasers also took advantage of Reid's final-round 74: Curtis Strange (69) and Andy Bean (66) moved up to share second place with Reid, one stroke behind Stewart.

The victory was Stewart's fifth on the PGA Tour, and his first win in a major. He later added two wins in the U.S. Open.

This year marked the final time that Arnold Palmer made the cut in a PGA Championship. Palmer opened with a 68, just two strokes off the lead. He followed with a 74, then a third-round 81 sent him tumbling down the scoreboard. Palmer recovered to close with a 70 and finish at 5-over 293.

1989 PGA Championship Scores

Results from the 1989 PGA Championship golf tournament played at the par-72 Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Illinois:

Payne Stewart74-66-69-67--276$200,000
Curtis Strange70-68-70-69--277$83,333
Mike Reid66-67-70-74--277$83,333
Andy Bean70-67-74-66--277$83,333
Dave Rummells68-69-69-72--278$45,000
Ian Woosnam68-70-70-71--279$40,000
Scott Hoch69-69-69-73--280$36,250
Craig Stadler71-64-72-73--280$36,250
Nick Faldo70-73-69-69--281$30,000
Tom Watson67-69-74-71--281$30,000
Ed Fiori70-67-75-69--281$30,000
Mark Wiebe71-70-69-72--282$21,900
Jim Gallagher Jr.73-69-68-72--282$21,900
Seve Ballesteros72-70-66-74--282$21,900
Greg Norman74-71-67-70--282$21,900
Mike Sullivan76-66-67-73--282$21,900
Ben Crenshaw68-72-72-71--283$15,000
Blaine McCallister71-72-70-70--283$15,000
Buddy Gardner72-71-70-70--283$15,000
Larry Mize73-71-68-71--283$15,000
Davis Love III73-69-72-69--283$15,000
Isao Aoki72-71-65-75--283$15,000
Chris Perry67-70-70-76--283$15,000
Tommy Armour III70-69-73-72--284$10,000
Dan Pohl71-69-74-70--284$10,000
Jeff Sluman75-70-69-70--284$10,000
Mike Hulbert70-71-72-72--285$7,535
Jack Nicklaus68-72-73-72--285$7,535
Tim Simpson69-70-73-73--285$7,535
Peter Jacobsen70-70-73-72--285$7,535
Brian Tennyson71-69-72-73--285$7,535
David Frost70-74-69-72--285$7,535
Howard Twitty72-71-68-74--285$7,535
Don Pooley70-71-72-73--286$5,750
Chip Beck73-71-69-73--286$5,750
Tom Kite67-73-72-74--286$5,750
Loren Roberts69-71-72-74--286$5,750
Bob Gilder72-72-74-68--286$5,750
Ian Baker-Finch74-68-70-74--286$5,750
Leonard Thompson66-69-73-78--286$5,750
David Edwards69-72-72-74--287$4,260
Steve Pate70-72-74-71--287$4,260
Steve Elkington69-75-71-72--287$4,260
Bill Britton75-67-71-74--287$4,260
Bob Lohr75-69-69-74--287$4,260
Bruce Lietzke70-72-73-73--288$3,220
Nick Price70-72-72-74--288$3,220
Raymond Floyd73-71-70-74--288$3,220
Wayne Grady70-75-72-71--288$3,220
Larry Nelson71-74-68-75--288$3,220
Kenny Perry71-74-70-74--289$2,750
Steve Jones71-74-71-73--289$2,750
Tom Purtzer69-73-74-74--290$2,490
Clarence Rose74-71-72-73--290$2,490
Phil Blackmar68-75-75-72--290$2,490
Scott Simpson70-74-75-71--290$2,490
Doug Tewell73-69-72-76--290$2,490
Gene Sauers76-68-75-72--291$2,380
Andy North69-75-77-70--291$2,380
Brad Bryant70-70-72-79--291$2,380
Bernhard Langer74-71-75-72--292$2,330
Gary Koch71-72-77-72--292$2,330
Greg Twiggs71-73-74-75--293$2,290
Arnold Palmer68-74-81-70--293$2,290
Mark McCumber70-73-74-77--294$2,260
Hubert Green69-73-76-77--295$2,240
Jodie Mudd71-70-80-75--296$2,220
Dave Stockton76-69-75-77--297$2,200
Ronnie Black73-70-74-82--299$2,180
Curt Byrum73-71-76-87--307$2,170

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