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Chris Dimarco

  • Birthplace: Huntington, N.Y.
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Birthdate: August 23, 1968
  • Age: 38 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • College: Florida
  • Eligibility Code: 6, 8, 9

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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. Member of the 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup and 2003, '05 Presidents Cup teams.

Career Victories

European Tour
1 - 2006 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

Nationwide Tour
1 - 1997 Nike Ozarks Open

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

Career Summary

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

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.18 (ranked T-93rd); money - $260,334 (ranked 111th); best finish, T-9th, Bell Canadian Open and B.C. Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring 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 ; in money -25; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,842,221 (ranked 19th); Winner, at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic

2000 Stats
scoring average - 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 ; in money -26; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - $2,595,201 (ranked 12th); Winner, at the Buick Challenge

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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 ; in money -27; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $2,606,430 (ranked 11th); Winner, at the Phoenix Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2003 Notes
Earnings of over $2 million for the third straight year.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 93; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 10; money - $2,350,630; (ranked 18th); best finish - T-2nd at the Buick Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 70.29 / (28th); driving distance - 281.0 / (135th); driving accuracy - 67.6% / (78th); GIR - 67.1% / (60th); putting - 1.723 / (3rd); birdie average - 4.19 per rd / (5th) / total birdies - 390; sand saves - 54.7% / (33rd); all-around; rank - 405 / (11th).

2004 Notes
Finished in the top 20 (No. 12) on the PGA Tour money list for the fifth straight season. Had a hole in one at the Masters on the sixth hole. Lost in a three man playoff at the PGA Championship.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 98; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 9; money - $2,971,842; (ranked 12th); best finish - 2nd at the FBR Open and PGA Championship

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.28 / (24th); driving distance - 277.3 / (176th); driving accuracy - 68.6% / (40th); GIR - 67.1% / (41st); putting - 1.752 / (28th); birdie average - 3.74 per rd / (47th) / total birdies - 367; sand saves - 50.6% / (76th); all-around; rank - 557 / (39th).

2005 Notes
Finished a career-best seventh on the PGA Tour money list, earned career-high $3,562,548. Hero for the victorious U.S. Presidents Cup squad, posting a 4-0-1 record. Plus making the winning shot to clinch the matches with a 13-foot birdie putt to win 1-up over Stuart Appleby in Sunday singles.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 75; in money - 150; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $3,562,548; (ranked 7th); best finish - 2nd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Masters and WGC-NEC Invitational

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.41 / (32nd); driving distance - 281.0 / (164th); driving accuracy - 61.6% / (122nd); GIR - 64.1% / (125th); putting - 1.737 / (10th); birdie average - 3.49 per rd / (105th) / total birdies - 262; sand saves - 52.3% / (62nd); all-around; rank - 685 / (59th).

2006 Notes
Finished out of the top 30 (53rd) on the PGA Tour money list for the first time since 1999.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 78; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $1,537,926; (ranked 53rd); best finish - 2 at the British Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.79 / (63rd); driving distance - 279.3 / (175th); driving accuracy - 64.3% / (78th); GIR - 66.4% / (60th); putting - 1.772 / (79th); birdie average - 3.55 per rd / (82nd) / total birdies - 277; sand saves - 51.2% / (69th); all-around; rank - 758 / (98th).

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