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Chris Dimarco

Residence:
   Orlando, Fla.
Birthplace:
   Huntington, N.Y.
Turned Pro:
   1990
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185
Birthdate:
   August 22, 1968
Age: 34
College:
   Huntington, N.Y.

Player Notes

Started playing on the PGA Tour in 1994, earned $216,839 to place 85th on money list. Lost his card the following year when he finished 174th in earnings. . .Played on Nike Tour in 1997, traveling from stop to stop in a custom-made van decorated in the colors of the Florida Gators. . . Finished third on the Nike Tour with earnings of $135,513, which got him his tour card for 1999. Best known on Tour for his unusual putting grip nicknamed "psycho" or "claw". He grips a standard putter much like a long putter, and credit Skip Kendall, who inspired him to the unusual putting grip in 1995.

Career Victories

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1997 Nike Ozarks Open

PGA Tour
3 - 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Classic, 2001 Buick Challenge, 2002 Phoenix Open

Career Summary

1997 Nike Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 8; stroke average 70.42 (ranked T-13th); money $135,513 (ranked 3rd); winner Nike Ozarks Open

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 71.18 (ranked T-93rd); money $260,334 (ranked 111th); best finish, T-9th, Bell Canadian Open & B.C. Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.23 (ranked T-90th); money $672,503 (ranked 62nd); best finish, 2nd, Southern Farm Bureau Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 33 / Rounds Played: 114 / Cuts made: 25 / Top-10 finishes: 5; Best finish: Winner at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic; Earnings: $1,842,221 Rank (19th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.63 / (40th); Driving Distance - 277.6 / (48th); Driving Accuracy - 68.2% / (106th); GIR - 69.2% / (23rd); Putting - 1.753 / (37th); Birdie Average - 3.75 per rd / (35th) / Total Birdies - 427; Sand Saves - 53.6% / (107th); Scrambling - 58.5% / (125th); All-Around Rank - 404 / (18th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 29 / Rounds Played: 103 / Cuts made: 26 / Top-10 finishes: 10; Best finish: Winner at the Buick Challenge; Earnings: $2,595,201 Rank (12th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 69.87 / (10th); Driving Distance - 278.8 / (104th); Driving Accuracy - 65.9% / (137th); GIR - 70.6% / (15); Putting - 1.734 / (12th); Birdie Average - 4.23 per rd / (8th) / Total Birdies - 436; Sand Saves - 59.6% / (17th); Scrambling - 61.6% / (62nd); All-Around Rank - 328 / (8th).

2002 Notes
For the fifth year in a row improved upon his previous years earnings. Five top-10 finishes, including runner-up finish at the Disney Golf Classic.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 29 / Rounds Played: 106 / Cuts made: 27 / Top-10 finishes: 7 / Best finish: Winner at the Phoenix Open / Earnings: $2,606,430 Rank (11th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.11 / (14th); Driving Distance - 279.7 / (108th); Driving Accuracy - 68.5% / (82nd); GIR - 68.1% / (38th); Putting - 1.730 / (8th); Birdie Average - 4.05 per rd / (9th) / Total Birdies - 429; Sand Saves - 54.2% / (56th); All-Around Rank - 429 / (14th)

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