Earl Stewart

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Earl Stewart
Personal information
Full name Earl Richard Stewart, Jr.
Born (1921-10-15)October 15, 1921
Dallas, Texas
Died July 11, 1990(1990-07-11) (aged 68)
Quitman, Texas
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 153 lb (69 kg; 10.9 st)
Nationality  United States
College Louisiana State University
Turned professional 1950
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T15: 1953
U.S. Open T10: 1952[1]
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[1] and T15 at The Masters in 1953.[2] 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.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

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 United States Doug Ford, United States Sam Snead, United States Art Wall, Jr.
2 May 10, 1953 Ardmore Open +2 (67-68-73-74=282) 3 strokes United States Jerry Barber
3 Sep 4, 1961 Dallas Open Invitational −6 (67-72-68-71=278) 1 stroke United States Gay Brewer, United States Arnold Palmer, United States Doug Sanders

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1953 Houston Open Australia United States Jim Ferrier, United States Shelley Mayfield,
United States Cary Middlecoff, United States Bill Nary
Middlecoff won 18 hole playoff (Middlecoff:69, Ferrier:71, Mayfield:71, Stewart:72, Nary:75)
2 1953 Greater Greensboro Open United States Doug Ford, United States Sam Snead, United States 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 United States Tommy Bolt Lost 18 hole playoff (Stewart conceded on final hole when impossible for him to win)

Other wins[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Championship Database: 1952 U.S. Open". USGA. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved 2008-01-09.