1989 PGA Championship
|Dates||August 10–13, 1989|
|Location||Long Grove, Illinois|
|Course(s)||Kemper Lakes Golf Club|
|Organized by||PGA of America|
|Length||7,197 yards (6,581 m)|
|Field||156 players, 70 after cut|
|Prize fund||$1.2 million|
The 1989 PGA Championship was the 71st PGA Championship, held August 10–13 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Illinois, northwest of Chicago. Payne Stewart won the first of his three major championships, one stroke ahead of runners-up Andy Bean, Mike Reid, and Curtis Strange.
Weather stopped play on Friday and Saturday with the rounds completed the following morning. In the last pairing, Reid played the final nine holes of the third round on Sunday morning. He nearly led wire-to-wire, but struggled on the final three holes, all with water in play. His tee shot at the 16th hole was pushed and found the water hazard, and he made bogey. On the par-3 17th, Reid stayed dry but misplayed a greenside chip shot from thick rough, then three-putted for double bogey and lost the lead. He had a 7-foot (2 m) birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff, but did not convert. Stewart was five-under on the final nine and birdied four of the final five holes.
Four months earlier at the Masters, Reid led with five holes to play, but finished sixth after finding water at the 15th hole.
In search of a PGA Championship victory to complete a career grand slam, both Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer were on the first page of the leaderboard after the first round, with 67 and 68, respectively. Watson, 39, tied for ninth at 281 (−7) while Palmer, 59, was well back at 293 (+5). It was the final time that Palmer made the cut at the PGA Championship, though he played in the next five. Watson finished as high as fifth in 1993, but also never secured the title.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Jeff Sluman||United States||1988||75||70||69||70||284||−4||T24|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States||1963, 1971,
1973 1975, 1980
|Larry Nelson||United States||1981, 1987||71||74||68||75||288||E||T46|
|Raymond Floyd||United States||1969, 1982||73||71||70||74||288||E||T46|
|Hubert Green||United States||1985||69||73||76||77||295||+7||66|
|Dave Stockton||United States||1970, 1976||76||69||75||77||297||+9||68|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Hal Sutton||United States||1983||76||70||146||+2|
|Lanny Wadkins||United States||1977||74||74||148||+4|
|Lee Trevino||United States||1974, 1984||74||75||149||+5|
|Bob Tway||United States||1986||78||71||149||+5|
|John Mahaffey||United States||1978||73||77||150||+6|
Thursday, August 10, 1989
|T1||Mike Reid||United States||66||−6|
|Leonard Thompson||United States|
|T3||Tom Kite||United States||67||−5|
|Chris Perry||United States|
|Tom Watson||United States|
|T6||Phil Blackmar||United States||68||−4|
|Ben Crenshaw||United States|
|Jack Nicklaus||United States|
|Mark O'Meara||United States|
|Arnold Palmer||United States|
|Dave Rummells||United States|
Friday, August 11, 1989
Saturday, August 12, 1989
|1||Mike Reid||United States||66-67=133||−11|
|T2||Leonard Thompson||United States||66-69=135||−9|
|Craig Stadler||United States||71-64=135|
|4||Tom Watson||United States||67-69=136||−8|
|T5||Andy Bean||United States||70-67=137||−7|
|Ed Fiori||United States||70-67=137|
|Chris Perry||United States||67-70=137|
|Dave Rummells||United States||68-69=137|
|T9||Scott Hoch||United States||69-69=138||−6|
|Curtis Strange||United States||70-68=138|
Saturday, August 12, 1989
Sunday, August 13, 1989
|1||Mike Reid||United States||66-67-70=203||−13|
|2||Dave Rummells||United States||68-69-69=206||−10|
|T3||Scott Hoch||United States||69-69-69=207||−9|
|Chris Perry||United States||67-70-70=207|
|Craig Stadler||United States||71-64-72=207|
|Curtis Strange||United States||70-68-70=208|
|T10||Payne Stewart||United States||74-66-69=209||−7|
|Mike Sullivan||United States||76-66-67=209|
Sunday, August 13, 1989
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Payne Stewart||United States||74-66-69-67=276||−12||200,000|
|T2||Andy Bean||United States||70-67-74-66=277||−11||83,333|
|Mike Reid||United States||66-67-70-74=277|
|Curtis Strange||United States||70-68-70-69=277|
|5||Dave Rummells||United States||68-69-69-72=278||−10||45,000|
|T7||Scott Hoch||United States||69-69-69-73=280||−8||36,250|
|Craig Stadler||United States||71-64-72-73=280|
|Ed Fiori||United States||70-67-75-69=281|
|Tom Watson||United States||67-69-74-71=281|
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- "1989 PGA Championship". databasegolf.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
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- "Scoreboard - Golf: PGA winner Payne Stewart's stroke-by-stroke". Milwaukee Sentinel. August 14, 1989. p. 8, part 2.
- "PGA yardage - par". Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Associated Press. August 10, 1989. p. 2C.
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