Stewart wins the 2005 Asian Senior Masters Malaysia on his Asian Seniors Tour debut.
Competed in 25 Champions Tour events in 2004. Teamed with Bob Charles to win the Legends Division at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Best finish in official event came at the MasterCard Championship (T9). Best year on Champions Tour came in 2002 when he finished 18th on the money list, with $950,055. Along with Isao Aoki (The Instinet Classic), was the only other international player to win an event in 2002. Broke through for his first victory at the Ford Senior Players Championship, where he was a one-stroke victor over Jim Thorpe, Mike McCullough and Hubert Green. His birdie on the 17th hole proved to be the difference and earned him a career-best $375,000.
Also became the 13th player to win his first Champions Tour title in a major championship and the fourth of five to earn his first Champions Tour victory in that tournament (Chi Chi Rodriguez, Jim Albus, Dave Stockton and Craig Stadler were the others). Three straight sub-70 rounds at the 2001 Bruno's Memorial Classic, including a 7-under 65 Saturday, earned him a second-place finish, four strokes back of Hale Irwin.
Finished 28th on the final money list, while year earlier in 2000 he came on late in the year to finish 27th on the money list. Primarily played on the PGA European Seniors Tour and the Japan PGA Tour prior to joining Champions Tour in 2002. Earned a full exemption on the 2000 Champions Tour by finishing T2 at the National Qualifying Tournament at the Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa.
Was a mainstay on the Australasian and Japan PGA Golf Tours for more than 20 years. Won 16 times around the world as a professional, including the Tasmanian Open three times. Was a semifinalist in the Australian Amateur in 1970 and was the Victorian Junior champion. Was talked out of attempting to play the PGA TOUR by his peers in the early 1970s and regretted his decision. Has used up an estimated 20 passports to play golf throughout the world and has won tournaments on three different tours in his career. Came from a non-golf family, although they lived behind the 12th green at famed Royal Melbourne GC.
Began caddying at Royal Melbourne at age 10 and fell in love with the game after watching the old Canada Cup competition in 1959 from his backyard. Played Australian Rules Football as a youth, but chose to pursue a career in golf on advice from his uncle and turned professional at age 20 and was an assistant secretary manager at Royal Melbourne for a short time.
Photos from 2006 ASM Malaysia
Photos from 2005 ASM @ Palm Resort
Photos from 2006 ASM @ Phuket