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CRAIG PARRY

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Birthplace: Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
  • Residence: Sydney, Australia and Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: January 12, 1966
  • Age: 39
  • Turned Pro: 1985
Player Notes

Nicknamed "Popeye" because of his large forearms . . .Played on the European Tour until 1992, when he gave up his card to play on the American PGA Tour. . . Member of the President Cup Team in 1994, '96 and '98. . . .Secured a victory in the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral on the first playoff hole, defeating Scott Verplank by holing out a 176-yard, 6-iron approach at the 18th for an eagle.

Career Victories

European Tour
5 - 1989 Wang Four Stars Pro-Celebrity, German Open, 1991 Italian Open, Scottish Open, Heineken Classic

PGA Tour
2 - 2002 NEC Invitational, 2004 Ford Championship at Doral

Other
1987 Panasonic New South Wales Open, Canadian Tournament Players Championship, 1989 Bridgestone ASO (Japan), 1992 Australian Masters, NSW Open, 1994 Australian Masters, 1995 Canon Challenge, Greg Norman's Holden Classic, 1996 Australian Masters, 1997 Satelindo Indonesia Open, Japan Open, Coolum Classic. 1999 Ford Open, 2002 New Zealand Open.

Career Summary

1990 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 12; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 69.62 (ranked 1st); money �213,143 (ranked 15th); best finish, 2nd Scandinavian Enterprise Open and Volvo German Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.43; money $43,351 (ranked 181st); best finish, T15th Independent Insurance Agent Open.

1991 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 70.43 (ranked 4th); money �367,288 (ranked 5th) . . . 1991 PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 0; money $63,767; best finish, T11 U.S. Open . . . In 1992 has won Australian Masters and New South Wales Open.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; in money -4; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.67; money �40,984; best finish, 7th Benson and Hedges and Bell's Scottish Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring 70.62; money $241,901 (64th); best finish, T3rd Kmart Greater Greensboro Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 16; top-10 finishes -6; scoring average 70.82 (ranked T52nd); money $323,068 (ranked 50th); best finish, T3rd U.S. Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.40 (ranked 30th); money $354,602 (ranked 46th); best finish, 2nd, Honda Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.10 (ranked 78th); money $293,413 (ranked 65th); best finish, 2nd Colonial.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 53rd); money $454,203 (ranked 43rd); best finish, 2nd, GTE Byron Nelson Classic and T2nd Buick Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.17 (ranked 25th); money $387,603 (ranked 63rd); best finish T-3rd, FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.37 (ranked 30th); money $312,710 (ranked 98th); best finish T-6th, Bay Hill Invitational.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.27 (ranked 22nd); money $962,376 (ranked 39th); best finish T-3rd, NEC Invitational.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played -69 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 1 money $507,308 (ranked 95th); best finish T7th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic;

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.62 / (38th); driving distance - 271.7 / (122nd); driving accuracy -75.6% / (12th); GIR - 66.9% / (74th); putting - 1.791 / (131st); birdie average - 3.39 per rd / (112th) / total birdies - 234; sand saves - 57.1% / (54th); scrambling - 60.7% / (72nd); all-around rank - 719 / (75th).

2001 Notes
Finished outside the top-100 on the money list for the first time since he became a PGA Tour member in 1992.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played -63 ; in money -13; top-10 finishes - 1; money $503,923 (ranked 102nd); best finish T-7th at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.00 / (77th); driving distance - 273.5 / (157th); driving accuracy -74.1% / (17th); GIR - 67.5% / (64); putting - 1.757 / (57th); birdie average - 3.76 per rd / (55th) / total birdies - 237; sand saves - 54.7% / (63rd); scrambling -59.5% / (106th); all-around rank - 673 / (76th).

2002 Notes
First time he ever made over a $1 million in a year. Ended the year with a T4th finish at the Buick Challenge, his only other top-ten of the Year.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played -69 ; in money -13; top-10 finishes - 2; money $1,466,235 (ranked 37th); Winner at the NEC Invitational

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.13 / (89th); driving distance - 278.3 / (121st); driving accuracy -69.2% / (67th); GIR - 67.7% / (46th); putting - 1.768 / (88th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (100th) / total birdies - 249; sand saves - 54.9% / (38th); all-around rank - 713 / (75th).

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; Rounds Played - 48; in money - 10; top -10 Finishes - 0; money $257,281 Rank (165th); Best finish: T-25th at the Mercedes Championships

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.56 / (na); Driving Distance - 275.5 / (na); Driving Accuracy - 66.1% / (na); GIR - 58.8% / (na); Putting - 1.850 / (na); Birdie Average - 2.42 per rd / (na) / Total Birdies - 116; Sand Saves - 42.9% / (na); All-Around Rank - / (na).

2004 Notes
Beat Scott Verplank in a playoff at the Ford Championship by making a miraculous eagle from the fairway on the 18th hole.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; Rounds Played - 50; in money - 10; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $1,308,586 Rank (55th); Best finish: Win at the Ford Championship at Doral

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.41 / (129th); Driving Distance - 276.9 / (179th); Driving Accuracy - 63.5% / (109th); GIR - 60.7% / (184th); Putting - 1.797 / (152nd); Birdie Average - 3.00 per rd / (187th) / Total Birdies - 150; Sand Saves - 55.3% / (25th); All-Around Rank - 1138 / (182nd).

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