Twenty Years ago today one of the Most Iconic Moments in the Game Unfolded as Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open.

Payne Stewart won the 1999 U.S. Open twenty years ago on this date.  The 42-year-old golfer passed away in a plane crash that same year. Although he is gone, he will never be forgotten for his talent and contribution to the sport. In celebration of his life, we included a list of his impressive career achievements and a video clip of the moment he won the U.S. Open:

PROFESSIONAL MAJORS: 3 

  • U.S. Open: 1991, 1999
  • PGA Championship: 1989

 

PGA TOUR WINS: 9 

  • 1982: Quad Cities Open, Magnolia Classic
  • 1983: Walt Disney World Classic
  • 1987: Bay Hill Classic
  • 1989: MCI Heritage Classic
  • 1990: MCI Heritage Classic, GTE Byron Nelson Classic
  • 1995: Shell Houston Open
  • 1999: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

 

ADDITIONAL WINS: 14

  • 1981: Indian Open, Indonesian Open
  • 1982: Tweed heads Classic
  • 1985: Jun Classic
  • 1987: Fred Meyer Challenge
  • 1990: World Cup
  • 1991: Dutch Open, Skins Game
  • 1992: Hassan II Golf Trophy Champion, Skins Game
  • 1993: Hassan II Golf Trophy Champion, Skins Game, Dunhill Cup Team
  • 1996: Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge

 

RYDER CUP APPEARANCES: 5 (Wins in bold)

  • Player: 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1999

 

GOLF AWARDS & HONOR

  • Byron Nelson Award: 1989

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