|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Earl Richard Stewart, Jr.|
October 15, 1921|
|Died||July 11, 1990
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||153 lb (69 kg; 10.9 st)|
|College||Louisiana State University|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T15: 1953|
|U.S. Open||T10: 1952|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T26: 1967|
Earl Richard Stewart, Jr. (October 15, 1921 – July 11, 1990) was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and 1960s; and was a college head golf coach in the 1970s and 1980s.
Stewart was born in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Dallas' Sunset High School in 1938. He attended Louisiana State University and was a member of the golf team. In 1941, he won the NCAA Championship, and led the Bayou Bengals to a share of the NCAA team title in 1942.
Stewart had three wins in PGA Tour events during his career. His first win came in 1953 at the Greater Greensboro Open. He would win the Ardmore Open later that year. His best finishes in major championships were T10 at the 1952 U.S. Open and T15 at The Masters in 1953. Like many professional golfers of his generation, Stewart earned his living primarily as a club pro. His third and final win on the PGA Tour, the 1961 Dallas Open Invitational, came on his own course at the Oak Cliff Country Club.
Stewart was the head golf coach at Southern Methodist University from 1975–1987. He coached both the men's and women's teams. Men's golf was dropped by the university in 1980. He won a national championship with the women's team in 1979. One of his students was future two-time U.S. Open and PGA Champion Payne Stewart (no relation). In 1987, he was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame for his role as a women's collegiate golf coach at SMU.
Stewart died after a long illness at the age of 68 at his home in Quitman, Texas.
PGA Tour wins
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Mar 30, 1953||Greater Greensboro Open||−5 (70-68-69-68=275)||Playoff||Doug Ford, Sam Snead, Art Wall, Jr.|
|2||May 10, 1953||Ardmore Open||+2 (67-68-73-74=282)||3 strokes||Jerry Barber|
|3||Sep 4, 1961||Dallas Open Invitational||−6 (67-72-68-71=278)||1 stroke||Gay Brewer, Arnold Palmer, Doug Sanders|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1953||Houston Open|| Jim Ferrier, Shelley Mayfield,
Cary Middlecoff, Bill Nary
|Middlecoff won 18 hole playoff (Middlecoff:69, Ferrier:71, Mayfield:71, Stewart:72, Nary:75)|
|2||1953||Greater Greensboro Open||Doug Ford, Sam Snead, Art Wall, Jr.||Won with par on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff (Stewart:68, Snead:68, Ford:70, Wall:72)|
|3||1954||Insurance City Open||Tommy Bolt||Lost 18 hole playoff (Stewart conceded on final hole when impossible for him to win)|
- 1950 Orlando Two-Ball (with Patty Berg)