1989 PGA Championship Winner and Scores

The 1989 PGA Championship was the 71st time the tournament was played. Payne Stewart came from six shots off the lead at the start of the final round to win.

Winner: Payne Stewart, 276

Where it was played: Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Illinois

Tournament dates: August 10-13, 1989

Leader after first round: Leonard Thompson and Mike Reid, 66

Leader after second round: Mike Reid, 133

Leader after third round: Mike Reid, 203

What Happened in the 1989 PGA Championship

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.

Reid began the final round with a 3-stroke lead over the second-place golfer, and he was in the lead for much of the final round. But he ended poorly, with a bogey on No. 16 and double-bogey on No. 17. Still, he had an 8-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would have forced a playoff, but missed.

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. The 59-year-old 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. Palmer won each of the other three majors, but never won a PGA Championship.

This was also the last year that Dave Stockton, winner of the 1970 and 1976 PGAs, made the cut.

1989 PGA Championship Final Scores

Payne Stewart 74-66-69-67—276
Curtis Strange 70-68-70-69—277
Mike Reid 66-67-70-74—277
Andy Bean 70-67-74-66—277
Dave Rummells 68-69-69-72—278
Ian Woosnam 68-70-70-71—279
Scott Hoch 69-69-69-73—280
Craig Stadler 71-64-72-73—280
Nick Faldo 70-73-69-69—281
Tom Watson 67-69-74-71—281
Ed Fiori 70-67-75-69—281
Mark Wiebe 71-70-69-72—282
Jim Gallagher Jr. 73-69-68-72—282
Seve Ballesteros 72-70-66-74—282
Greg Norman 74-71-67-70—282
Mike Sullivan 76-66-67-73—282
Ben Crenshaw 68-72-72-71—283
Blaine McCallister 71-72-70-70—283
Buddy Gardner 72-71-70-70—283
Larry Mize 73-71-68-71—283
Davis Love III 73-69-72-69—283
Isao Aoki 72-71-65-75—283
Chris Perry 67-70-70-76—283
Tommy Armour III 70-69-73-72—284
Dan Pohl 71-69-74-70—284
Jeff Sluman 75-70-69-70—284
Mike Hulbert 70-71-72-72—285
Jack Nicklaus 68-72-73-72—285
Tim Simpson 69-70-73-73—285
Peter Jacobsen 70-70-73-72—285
Brian Tennyson 71-69-72-73—285
David Frost 70-74-69-72—285
Howard Twitty 72-71-68-74—285
Don Pooley 70-71-72-73—286
Chip Beck 73-71-69-73—286
Tom Kite 67-73-72-74—286
Loren Roberts 69-71-72-74—286
Bob Gilder 72-72-74-68—286
Ian Baker-Finch 74-68-70-74—286
Leonard Thompson 66-69-73-78—286
David Edwards 69-72-72-74—287
Steve Pate 70-72-74-71—287
Steve Elkington 69-75-71-72—287
Bill Britton 75-67-71-74—287
Bob Lohr 75-69-69-74—287
Bruce Lietzke 70-72-73-73—288
Nick Price 70-72-72-74—288
Raymond Floyd 73-71-70-74—288
Wayne Grady 70-75-72-71—288
Larry Nelson 71-74-68-75—288
Kenny Perry 71-74-70-74—289
Steve Jones 71-74-71-73—289
Tom Purtzer 69-73-74-74—290
Clarence Rose 74-71-72-73—290
Phil Blackmar 68-75-75-72—290
Scott Simpson 70-74-75-71—290
Doug Tewell 73-69-72-76—290
Gene Sauers 76-68-75-72—291
Andy North 69-75-77-70—291
Brad Bryant 70-70-72-79—291
Bernhard Langer 74-71-75-72—292
Gary Koch 71-72-77-72—292
Greg Twiggs 71-73-74-75—293
Arnold Palmer 68-74-81-70—293
Mark McCumber 70-73-74-77—294
Hubert Green 69-73-76-77—295
Jodie Mudd 71-70-80-75—296
Dave Stockton 76-69-75-77—297
Ronnie Black 73-70-74-82—299
Curt Byrum 73-71-76-87—307

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