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Chris DiMarco

  • Birthplace: Huntington, N.Y.
  • Residence: Orlando, Fla.
  • Age: 39
  • Turned Pro: 1990
  • College: Florida
  • Eligibility Code: 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 & 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 - T9th, 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 - T2nd 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 & 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 & 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).

2007 Notes
Finished 107th on the money list in 2007, his lowest standing since 1998 when he finished 111th. Has been hampered with a shoulder injury gotten while skiing in 2006, underwent successful left shoulder surgery for a bone spur on September 12, 2007 and took the rest of the season off.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 77; in money - 17; Top-10 Finishes - 1; money - $950,414 (ranked 107th); best finish - T4th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.91 / (99th); driving distance - 282.4 / (153rd); driving accuracy - 59.0% / (164th); GIR - 60.5% / (187th); putting - 1.776 / (58th); birdie average - 2.87 per rd / (191st) / total birdies - 221; sand saves - 44.6% / (146th); all-around rank - 1015 / (167th).

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